Thursday, January 6, 2011

Job Market Report 1 5 11

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

Albany, NY, January 5, 2011

Job Postings Decline again; Caught in the Holiday Hangover

(Albany, NY, January 5, 2011) – Job postings dropped again this past week the result of the extended holiday period and no surprise to those who follow these numbers.. “Job postings dropped to 3866, down from 4450 the week before, which is quite a significant drop. However, history shows that this is expected and has occurred each year. Last year at this time, job postings dropped to just over 2300 – we are a full 40% better this year and that is good news”, 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.

“As we go into the next few weeks, if history bears true, we will see the number of jobs in the market increase day-by day and week – by –week. Hiring picks up rather significantly in the mid to late January period and continues into Spring – so job seekers should be ready and armed to take advantage of this prime hiring season that is on the brink”.

Other markets in New York State showed similar results. Job postings in metro NYC showed a larger decline, perhaps the effect of the blizzard that shut many companies down for a period of time. While a smaller market, the Capital Region still outpaces other NYS markets (with the exception of metro NYC). This has been consistent for well over three years.


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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