Thursday, February 24, 2011

Job Market Report 2/24/11

Still flat - but March should change that!
For Immediate Release
For Information, Dan Moran 518-641-8968

Albany, NY, February 23 2011

Job Postings Continue Pattern: Flat Past Seven Days Again; Other NYS Markets Drop

(Albany, NY, February 23, 2011) – Job postings in the Capital Region continued to be flat for the third week in a row, demonstrating that the local Regional job market is in a lull of sorts after a healthy run up in January followed by a drop in February. “We saw a very similar trend last February with postings going flat for the month after a nice increase in January 2010. March 2010 was very strong – let’s hope this is what we see this year as well. We still have the uncertainty of the State budget and the potential impact on the Region, compounding the concerns, and I think that remains a factor”, 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, 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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