Thursday, February 17, 2011

Job Market report - 2/17/11

Still flat - keep pushing!

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

Albany, NY, February 16, 2011

Job Postings Continue to be Flat Past Seven Days in Capital Region

(Albany, NY, February 16, 2011) – Job postings in the Capital Region remained flat again this week, the second week in a row, as the market appears to be in a lull of sorts, likely the result of concerns over the impact of the State budget in the Region. This is following a 12% drop a few weeks ago. “This has happened for the years I have been tracking job market activity Statewide. In the Capital Region, where there is concern, lack of information and uncertain direction in the State budget process and impact, the market tend to cool and employers hold off on hiring to see how things sort out. It is important to remember that the State budget impacts this area significantly with approximately 24% of workers in the region employed in the public sector,” 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.

“Across the State, after a few weeks of increases, job postings dropped slightly in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and metro NYC. 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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