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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Landmark – Detroit Bankruptcy


We knew Detroit was imploding. We might be surprised how complicated its bankruptcy will become. Beyond unions, retirees, bond holders and tax payers, other collapsing cities will also have a stake in the results.  They’ll almost certainly model their actions off Detroit’s decisions. Meanwhile, the state of Michigan may be heading in a different direction…

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Automation In Agriculture – And Forces That Drive It


Visit a farm and get lessons in labor, regulations, security, deadlines, weather, and international trade. It’s good news for engineers.  A little grim for the rest of us. Thursday, August 30, I had the opportunity to make a quick run up to Michigan. A few hours after we landed, I was standing in a field…

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Landmark – Restoring Love – Dallas, TX


Significant in a presidential election year, this enormous three day series of events focused, not on a candidate, but on morals, principles, and responsibility. The most controversial premise ignores political parties, altogether. It argues that restoring our own American principles and character will reshape America’s culture. And, in turn, it is our culture that selects…

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March Madness


The whole world’s going nuts, but events are strangely conspiring to drive business to the U.S. I was still basking in the uplifting e-mails I reported in “February Readers Respond.” It was generally positive stuff, and basically consistent with numbers I was seeing. Except for the part where the whole world started going on “Tilt.”…

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