Thursday, February 10, 2011

This Week's Jobs report - And Where the Jobs Are 2011!

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

Albany, NY, February 9, 2011

Job Postings Flat Past Seven Days in Albany – Other NY State Market Show Marked Growth

(Albany, NY, February 9, 2011) – Job postings in the Capital Region remained flat after a drop last week, coming in at just about 4650 while other markets in New York State posted impressive increases. “ It appears that the uncertainty of the State budget is causing employers to be cautious which we have seen in prior years. However, the market is much, much better that the past few years demonstrating that we have been climbing out of the recession and job losses, which is continued welcomed 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.

“Not too often do we see the Capital Region either flat or in a decline and other NY State markets showing increases at the same time, but this has happened the past two weeks indicating that there is a local impact in our Region. Metro New York had a significant increase this past seven days as well Buffalo, which I haven’t seen in few years”. Still, 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.

Where the jobs are: 2011 – National Forecasts Mirror Local Region
“The job market is undergoing a change, and there are new, growth jobs in the market with demand for workers and that demand is forecasted to continue through 2011. It is all about generating revenue and preserving revenue, while building technology for more efficiency – that is where the growth is the strongest and those considering career change or further training should pay heed to this. Of course, healthcare continues to have demands for workers that cannot be filled as trained candidates are not available – there is a shortage in this area”, continued Moran. and other analysts have reported that the following occupations will see robust growth in 2011:

• Healthcare
• Sales
• Information Technology
• Customer Service
• Engineering
• Administrative
• Business Development
• Marketing
• Research/Development
• Accounting/Finance.

In the Capital Region, Moran reports that the trends are very similar when looking at available positions. “One addition in our area which defies national trends – there is good growth in retail positions here in our Region. As well, the expected rebound in construction jobs is much slower and that could be a factor of weather too”.


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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