It’s a job in and of itself, isn’t it..
Peter Cappelli’s article in the Wall Street Journal entitled “Why Companies Aren’t Getting the Employees They Need”, October 2011: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052970204422404576596630897409182
Peter Cappelli’s book, Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs: The Skills Gap and What Companies Can Do About It, 2012
“To get a job, you have to have that job already. It’s a Catch-22 situation for workers — and it’s hurting companies and the economy”
Don Peck’s article in The Atlantic entitled “They’re Watching You at Work”: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/12/theyre-watching-you-at-work/354681/
Technology is a wonderful thing. It is not a replacement for face-to-face communication.
James Pethokoukis, Money & Politics columnist-blogger for the American Enterprise Institute, asks.. “Will robots terminate the US middle class? A Q&A with Tyler Cowen, author of ‘Average is Over'”: http://www.aei-ideas.org/2013/11/will-robots-terminate-the-us-middle-class-a-qa-with-tyler-cowen-author-of-average-is-over/
If you ever need an alternative source for any measure of economic health in the US, see Shadowstats. The unemployment charts are worth a good, hard look.