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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Amazing Employment Numbers


The BLS did some in-your-face editing to conjure up astonishing payroll reports.   Anyone using their headline numbers was wildly mistaken.  Actual data was horrible.  The amazing part was how those numbers were conjured up.  It wasn’t any show of initiative that caused me to open the ADP payroll report for January. It was just…

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Heroes, Unite


Last year, politicians fell all over themselves, applauding the brave truckers who risked their lives, delivering food and supplies to huddled masses, trapped in COVID lockdown.   As usual, politicians are now attacking these same heroes, demanding COVID compliance with crippling shipping restrictions.  The truckers are winning.  My letter last week observed nasty supply chain…

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The Tooler’s Dilemma


The American worker used to be proud of his country and proud of his company.  What was good for General Motors was good for America.   It took real effort to destroy that dynamic.   We broke the trust, lost the people, and very nearly eliminated their knowledge.   Now, U.S. manufacturers are limping back…

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Oil & Gas, Anyone?


Did you notice high gas prices?  So did the oil and gas producers.  The Baker Hughes Rig Count hit 601 for the U.S. on January 14.  That’s a 61% increase over the 373 total a year ago.  Pioneer Natural Resources is all in, dropping its hedges and buying back its own stock.   With low…

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