Free Market Job Hunting

It’s impossible to look anywhere in the mass media today without hearing about the woeful state of the West’s economy. It’s true that things look pretty bleak at the moment, but there is something that many people haven’t stopped to consider when they whitter on about job loss: the free market will prevail, and it will self-correct.

This post was contributed by guest author Juan Ramirez, who is an expert on jobs and job creation in the free market, as you can see from his website. His posts can be found on a variety of sites across the ‘net, on topics ranging from jobs in business administration to the more obscure civil engineering entry level jobs.

One of the most important things to remember in this latest doom-and-gloom downturn is that it’s not like industry has suddenly collapsed. It’s a hiccup in the free market that is forcing people to figure out how to run businesses on leaner budgets, thanks to the globalization of various elements of the supply chain. It just doesn’t make sense to pay an American worker twice as much as a Chinese worker, when the work is of the same quality. It’s a harsh lesson, but if we try to keep our economy in stasis, we’ll never grow and evolve as a planet. All it requires is a bit of reconsideration of what it means to be employed. Sure, you can still try Pizza Hut jobs or jobs at Budweiser if you want to, but there are a number of international jobs available that pay excellently, they just require a re-consideration of what life looks like in a globalized market.

We no longer live in the world of the nuclear family from the 1950s, because it’s just not sustainable. It might be nice, but it’s just not in the cards. So we can whine about the good old days, or we can accept the fact that change is a necessary part of life and start looking for new ways to thrive in a global market economy. $internationalbusiness has become a fact of life, and we can’t pretend we live in an isolationist state, despite what our terror alerts would have us believe.

While you’re spending time figuring out how you fit into the global jobs market, there are still the pragmatic concerns of putting food on the table and making sure you can keep up with your mortgage payments, of course.