Thursday, September 22, 2011

Job Market report, 9 2 11

Some good news - from two sources ....

For Information: Dan Moran, 518-641-8968
September 21, 2011

Job Postings End Slide – Up Slightly Past Seven Days

(Albany, NY, September 21, 2011) – After a series of weeks where job postings, a leading indicator of hiring, were flat or down, this past week saw a gain if albeit a small gain. Job postings came in at just about 4300, up from 3800 the week before. This is after a slide last week of about 5% on the heels of a 15% drop the week prior.

“The region’s postings have been somewhat anemic in the recent past and it appears that the impact of Hurricane Irene along with concerns over the economy gave the area a one-two punch. This is the first piece of bright news in a bit and let’s hope it is the beginning of a more positive trend that job seekers want to see”, stated Dan Moran, Founder & President of Next-Act (, a career transition management firm located in Colonie.

Moran offered this advice. “The news of late hasn’t been positive on a national basis and sometimes it is difficult to see the forest through the trees. However, just yesterday we saw the unemployment rate in NYS dip to 6.7%, a full 2+% less than the national rate and good private sector job growth was reported. As a State and Region, we are doing much better that other parts of the country and while fewer, there are some excellent jobs in the market today which is why job seekers should not tone down their efforts but ramp them up to get a job. Unemployment is down so the competition is a bit less – that is a good combination”.

Job postings were down slightly in Buffalo and Rochester and up in metro NY and Syracuse. 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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