Thursday, April 14, 2011

Job Market Report 4/14/11

Looking a bit better!

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

Albany, NY, April 13, 2011

Job Postings Increase Past Week after Two Weeks of Decline

(Albany, NY, April 13, 2011) – Job postings in the Capital Region took a turn for the positive and increased this past week in the Capital Region, climbing to just over 4,000 (4048) after the week prior when postings dropped a full 20%. “ Let’s hope that this is a sign that we are on our way to a Spring rebound we as have seen in years past as the weather turns. Clearly the first quarter of 2011 didn’t shine like last year, and other reports support that we may have slid backwards a bit in terms of job losses, stagnant unemployment rate and fewer opportunities in the market for job seekers. This is why it is so important that job seekers be aggressive in seeking opportunities beyond the job board through networking, and on their A-game in interviews and follow-up”, 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.

Other New York State markets posted similar results, with small increases in the number of job postings. 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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