Thursday, July 22, 2010

This week's job market report - hope you find interesting!

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

Albany, NY, July 21, 2010

Job Postings Up 10% Past Seven Days

(Albany, NY, July 21, 2010) – Job postings in the Capital Region rose again this past week, coming in at just about 4950, which is an increase over the previous week (4560) continuing to improve for the second week after several downward trend weeks. “ It appears that the long holiday weekend around the 4th and perhaps some pent up demand on the employers side has buoyed the job posting count, good news for job seekers”, 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.

Last week I reported that this looked like the beginning of an upward trend and it has continued. Let’s hope we move in the right direction for weeks to come”. Moran also added that there are signs that employers may cool hiring plans later in the 3rd quarter which is just starting. “We’ll have to watch this to see what happens”.

Other markets in New York State (Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse) saw similar increases, with the exception of New York City metro market which saw a decline after several weeks of growth and improvement in job postings. The Capital Region is the smallest of all these markets as well.

# 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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