Friday, June 4, 2010

Timely Job market Update - June 4, 2010

The latest job market update. Looking good!

For Immediate Release
For Information, Dan Moran 518-641-8968

Albany, NY, June 2, 2010

Job Postings Down Slightly – Usual around Holiday Weeks - May 2010 Up 80% over May 2009

(Albany, NY, June 3, 2010) – Job postings in the Capital Region were lower this past seven days as we approach and celebrated Memorial Day. The same trend was seen across New York State as well. The seven-day average postings were just over 5700, down from 6200 the week prior. “As reported last week, job postings generally decrease just before and just after a major holiday and we saw this occur last week, and it will likely continue this week as well. If history proves right, we will see postings begin to increase again toward the end of this week or next week at the latest”, stated Dan Moran, Founder & President of Next-Act (, a career transition management firm located in Colonie. Moran assists individuals in identifying new careers and also those in the midst of a job search and needing direction. His firm also tracks the job market on a regional and statewide basis.

The Capital Region continues to outpace Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse for job postings. The Capital Region is the smallest of all these markets as well.

May 2010 Up 80% Over Last Year
“It is clear that we have seen quite a rebound over last year as job postings in May 2010 were up 80% over last year for the same time period indicating significant growth and employer confidence”, continued Moran. The average week-by-week for May was just about 6200, compared to 3450 in May of 2009.

# Background#

Job postings in the Region are normally in the baseline of 4000 – 4900 on a weekly basis and 7-day rolling average, consistent for this area. Monitoring job postings is a leading indicator of hiring within the following 30-45 days. This methodology is utilized by reading research houses nationally and is employed in the Region by Moran’s firm. For the purpose of reporting, the Region is defined as a 50 mile radius of Albany.

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About Next-Act

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. 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.

For further press information:

Dan Moran
President & Founder
Career Management & Transition Specialists
125 Wolf Road, Suite #128
Albany, NY 12205
Office: 518-261-4212
Cell: 518-641-8968
eFax: 586-279-4212

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