Job Market Slumps on Heels of Holiday – slowing climbing to recovery
Albany, NY, December 4, 2013) – The job market across all sectors saw a significant drop the past seven days and it all occurred beginning late Wednesday before the holiday. However, the past 24 hours have shown recovery and improvement in the job market. “As expected, but later than normal, the market for jobs dipped at the beginning of the holiday period this past week but we are seeing a marked recovery indicating continued strength in December hiring which is a good sign that employers are confident and ready to hire”, stated Dan Moran, of Next-Act (www.next-act.com), a career transition management firm located in Colonie.
In the Capital Region, postings were 1675 vs. 2159 the week before the holiday. Other markets in NYS were down as well The Capital Region continues to still outpace Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, all larger markets with more employers and population.
National Job Scene
Nationally the market slumped as well with national job postings of 501,500 compared to 660,700 the week before.
Next-Act, a division of DVG, Inc. is a career management & transition firm directed by Dan Moran, the Founder & President of the firm. Moran contributes over thirty years experience in career consulting, business and human resources management. In 2013, his firm will celebrate 25 years in business. Moran is noted for his expertise in helping today’s “boomers” move on to fulfilling second careers, while helping executives and professionals achieve their career goals. The firm also provides human resources consulting and corporate services to companies. Moran is also a certified facilitator for C.J. Hayden’s Get Clients Now! & Get Hired Now! programs.