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!

-TD

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Quote Of The Week 11/17/22

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It’s confusing that Halloween and Election Day are so close to each other. In both cases, people put on a mask and ask for things.  Best I can tell, Halloween is actually getting shorter. Election Day takes a month. 

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Inflation: Too Few Goods?

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The time-honored cause of inflation is… “Too much money, chasing too few goods.” (So, what happens if we make more goods?)    The standard, government-approved solution to inflation says… Raise interest rates.   Bang.  That’s it.  Result:  Nobody can borrow, businesses decline, and unemployment rises. Predictably, there will be less money in circulation.   In…

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Banks Colluding Against U.S. Energy?

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Major banks have joined the U.N.’s Net-Zero Banking Alliance.  They promise to destroy the world’s fossil fuel companies by making it impossible for them to get credit.  Resistance to that lovely idea started when state Treasurers banned the banks.  We’ve now moved on to official investigations by 19 state Attorneys General.  This only matters to…

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China Chip Ban

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Pay attention to this Mile Marker:  On October 7, the Biden administration killed the Chinese semiconductor industry.  On OCT 07, The  U.S. Department of Commerce restricted China’s ability to “both purchase and manufacture high-end chips…” The not-so-subtle security attacks from the CCP have been a problem for years.   The U.S. Department of Commerce took…

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