Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Job Market Report, October 19, 2011

Still lackluster and flat --- but some good jobs in the market!

For Information: Dan Moran, 518-641-8968
October 19, 2011

Job Postings Flat Past Seven Days after 10% Drop Week Before

(Albany, NY, October 19, 2011) – Job postings, a leading indicator of 30-45 day future hiring , were flat this past seven days coming in at just under 4000, definitely indicating a lackluster job market in the region during a period of normally strong activity. Last year at this time job postings were just over 5500, a drop of 27%. “Employers seem very reluctant to hire now and appear to be in a malaise – just hanging on with the staff they have until they see a positive sign like was seen in 2010 when it appeared there would be stronger and sustained growth, and that didn’t happen. While the number of posting are down, there are some very good job opportunities today so job seekers shouldn’t let the numbers hold them back. Opportunities are strong in healthcare, retail is returning stronger, sales & marketing as well as customer service continues to be strong”, stated Dan Moran, Founder & President of Next-Act (, a career transition management firm located in Colonie. “While way under last year’s numbers, we are still above 2009 when we were deep in the recession “.

Job postings were down in all other NYs markets as well. Albany is the smallest market in size when compared to the other markets outside of NYC and continues to outpace with more job postings. “For an area that is 25-35% smaller than other State markets (with the exception of NYC), we generally see postings in our region about 30-40% higher than Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse – although Syracuse has been much stringer as of late.

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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