Thursday, April 21, 2011

Job Market Report - April 21, 2011

Flat - but not going backwards!

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

Albany, NY, April 20, 2011

Job Postings Flat Past Week in Capital Region – Down in other NYS markets

(Albany, NY, April 20, 2011) – Job postings in the Capital Region were flat this past week coming in just over 4025, about the same as the previous week. Last year at this time, postings were just over 6000. “It is clear that the job market locally is sluggish especially compared to last year but much better than 2009. This news is on the heels of the recent unemployment report for the Capital Region which showed just a slight decrease in unemployment as compared to 2010 and 2009 while other markets in NYS saw more pronounced decreases in unemployment rates. Clearly public sector job cuts are holding us back from significant improvement as private sector employers are adding jobs – good jobs – but not enough to offset public sector losses”, 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.

Moran continued that other markets in New York State saw a decrease in job postings this past week. “We held our own while other markets dropped – there is some good news here”. 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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