Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Job Market report - 3/16/11

Market picks up --- about time!

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

Albany, NY, March 16, 2011

Job Postings Jump 8% after Weeks Of being Flat

(Albany, NY, March 16, 2011) – Job postings in the Capital Region were flat is not slightly down for the month of February and into March. However, this week saw a turn as job postings jumped 8% in one week coming in at 4960 signaling that the expected Spring rebound may be starting. Other markets in New York State, with the exception of Syracuse, were down the past week. “ I have been watching the numbers on a day to day basis and saw the numbers break late last week and it has continued, indicating that employers may be again ready to start Spring hiring, which is always a good time of the year for jobs. I am still hearing concerns expressed by employers over the state of healthcare and the associated costs, which has a direct effect upon hiring, as well as State budget ramifications and high gas prices that affect transportation”, 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 mentioned, postings were down in other NYS markets with the exception of Syracuse. 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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