Wednesday, August 17, 2011

This week's job report - August 17, 2011

Down a bit this week - rough news week last week has taken it's toll ...

For Information: Dan Moran, 518-641-8968
August 10, 2011

Job Postings Drop 10%

(Albany, NY, August 17, 2011) – Job postings dropped 10% in one week, likely the result of the difficult economic news which usually has a direct impact upon employer hiring plans. Postings dropped to just over 4400, still above the baseline of 4000 but down from the week before. “Employers react to unsettling economic news by holding back on filling vacant or anticipated new positions; history has shown this through the time that I have been conducting this survey research. The credit downgrade and erratic stock market caused many to pause and hold tight the past few weeks. Employers and businesses I have talked to expressed a significant degree of caution like we saw in 2008 – 2009. We will have to see how this plays out over the next few weeks”, stated Dan Moran, Founder & President of Next-Act (, a career transition management firm located in Colonie.

For job seekers – Moran suggest that while the market is down bit and not at the levels of 2010 there are still excellent jobs available in the Region. “Don’t sit back and wait until you see more positive signs – there are great jobs out there, just not as many as last year but surely more than late Spring of this year. The is not time to put your resume in the shelf until Fall as many do, but keep your search very active”.

Job postings were the same in other NYS markets – down slightly to about down 10%. NYC say a strong increase this past week as well. holding steady.. Albany is the smallest market in size when compared to the other markets outside of NYC and continues to outpace with more job postings.

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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