Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Job Market report - 3/30/11

Not much better ..

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

Albany, NY, March 30, 2011

Job Postings Flat Past Week after Plummeting 14% one week ago

(Albany, NY, March 30, 2011) – Job postings in the Capital Region were flat the past week after dr0pping 14% the week before, continuing to signal a very slow sluggish return to hiring in the region, so different than last year at this time when, for the month of March, job postings averaged 6100 vs. an average of 4581 this year, a 26% decline and very concerning. “ We came out of the doldrums of 2009 with a very strong first quarter of 2010 but that hasn’t repeated in 2011. Many say it is the weather delaying Spring hiring plans; others chalk it up to the State budget situation that was resolved this week. The bottom line is that employers are holding back creating a more competitive market for those seeking a new job, “ 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.

In other New York State markets, postings were as well flat over the past week. 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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