About - Recruiter’s View

Sooner or later, everything in real life influences the jobs markets. So, our topics here range all over the place.

In our search to discover and share what’s really going on, we are particularly trying to answer the questions:

  • Where will jobs be created (and why?)
  • Where will jobs be destroyed (and why?)

This is my commentary on what I see and what I think it means.

People sometimes ask my opinion, because they assume a Recruiter’s activity can be a useful indicator.

And in fact, it’s true that I can pick up on changes in the business environment months ahead of the published numbers.

Understanding the implications of those changes is the trick. Daily conversations with business leaders give me the equivalent of perpetual survey results. And talking to candidates is the perfect reality check.

Ultimately, then, my evaluation is largely formed as an extension of what many, many others have been kind enough to share with me.

So, when you think I’ve got it wrong, I encourage you to tell me what you see from your side of the mountain.

We’re all trying to figure this out together.

Thanks for being a part of our effort!


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Tinkerbell Economics


If you believe and clap your hands, the Fed Fairies will live. During his tenure as Fed Chairman, Ben Bernanke miraculously salvaged the US financial system, and – in the process – helped lower our credit and credibility. This week, Bernanke’s carefully phrased farewell conference absolutely ignited the equities markets. Indices rocketed to new highs,…

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Light Bulb = Bright Idea


A startup company needs $100,000 to get its first product off the ground. Sixty days later, it has $1.3 million. There was no stock sale. No bank. No loan. The owners maintained complete control. And advertising was minimal. How is that possible? Setting aside run-of-the-mill factors, like brains, hard work, discipline, organization, and guts, (you…

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Learning From Rockwell’s Q3


Rockwell Automation is performing well, but growth is hard to come by. So, where’s the opportunity? Looks like Controls are selling well in Brazil, Mexico, and Canada. Are you getting any of these markets? CEO Keith Nosbusch is “very pleased” with Rockwell Automation’s recent performance… under the circumstances. He said that ROK’s Q3 (ending June…

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Motown Gold


I invite you to join me on a little side tour of optimism, as I examine the flip side of collapse. This one is fascinating. As I was working through my Landmark blog on the Detroit Bankruptcy, my mind kept running to Rothschild’s investment advice from the 1800s: “The time to buy is when blood…

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