Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Job Market Report November 8 2011

Flat but not down!

For Information: Dan Moran, 518-641-8968
November 9, 2011

After slight uptick last week, job postings flat in the Region and Statewide

(Albany, NY, November 9, 2011) – After a slight uptick in activity, postings were flat this past seven days in the Region as well as the State. “The good news – we are not seeing the huge swings of a few weeks past – one week up, next week way down, so that is good. This could also be the leveling effect of holiday hiring which is forecasted to be up this season over last year”, stated Dan Moran, Founder & President of Next-Act (, a career transition management firm located in Colonie.

Postings came in at just about 3700, down minimally from the week before, less than 100 which indicates flatness. Other NYS markets posted similar results, with the exception of NYC which saw a healthy increase after dropping the prior two weeks.

Postings nationally were reported to be up in September. However, the Capital Region was generally down for the month compared to the prior few months, bucking the national trend. “Our Region normally is ahead of the national trend – our job opportunities usually increase before the nation; this time we have lagged a bit. Overall however, job opportunities nationally and Regionally are below 2010 levels and can be expected to continue that trend. The bright spots – high demand for talent in healthcare, sales, marketing, customer service/call centers and engineering”. Moran also suggested that job seekers should not get caught up in the numbers. “There are some very good jobs in the market and as of today, the market is less competitive as unemployment comes down – that is a bright spot”.

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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