August 5, 2022

BREAKING: Non-Office Dorks Defeat Office Dorks


Partner at Hirewell. #3 Ranked Sarcastic Commenter on LinkedIn.

About today’s job number…

This just in: 512,400 jobs added in July.

????The real takeaway is the 3:1 ratio of Non-Office Dork jobs to Office Dork jobs.????

Office Dorks is what I’ve always called, well, us. The LinkedIn target audience. I probably need to update that to “Home Office Dorks” but it just doesn’t roll off the tongue.

Let’s look at the breakdown, shall we?

Non-Office Dorks

Mining/logging 7000

Construction 32000

Manufacturing 30000

Wholesale 10500

Retail 21600

Transportation/warehousing 20900

Utilities 400

Education & health 122000

Leisure & hospitality 96000

????Total 340400

Office Dorks

Information 13000

Financial 13000

Professional/businesses 89000

????Total 115000

(Government had another 57k but we all know they don’t do any real work. Relax I’m kidding. Probably.)

Meanwhile, LinkedIn feeds are still flooded with high-tech company layoff news. Daily.

My takeaway?

????We are witnessing sector rotation in the labor market.

We need more people building real things.

We don’t need as many people making software to help to run the software that supports the software that sells your software.

This month, anyway.

There’s lots of business and career opportunities out there. They just may not be what you expected.

Partner at Hirewell. #3 Ranked Sarcastic Commenter on LinkedIn.

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