Thursday, September 2, 2010

Job Market report - 9/2/2010

This week's job market report - enjoy Labor Day!
For Immediate Release
For Information, Dan Moran 518-641-8968

Albany, NY, September 1, 2010

Job Postings Flat Past Week – up 45% over last year…

(Albany, NY, September 1, 2010) – Job postings in the Capital Region remained flat this week at just about 5550, the same as the previous seven days indicating little activity change among employers, a trend that has been seen for a number of weeks. “The market has either been up so slightly or down the past few weeks indicating a softening in hiring activity in a time when we would expect to see just the opposite”, 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. “While down, the number of job postings is still much better than last year when at this time we saw just over 3660 job postings”.

For the past few weeks, Moran has been expressing caution over the job market numbers. “After a strong Spring, we have seen a lackluster Summer which is concerning as we look to the Fall, a traditionally strong hiring season. As I expressed last week, The real indicator will be the first few weeks following the Labor Day holiday when hiring and job posting activity has been historically brisk”, continued Moran.

# 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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