Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Job Market Update 11 23 11 - Some good news

For Information: Dan Moran, 518-641-8968
November 23, 2011

Job Postings in Region Continue Little Growth … Good Unemployment News

(Albany, NY, November 23, 2011) – Job postings in the region were up 100 over the previous week, indicating that the market is flat yet again. Postings came in at 3880, up about 100 from the previous week but below the baseline of 4000 postings which we would normally expect to see at a minimum. “Last year, at this time, postings were up to 5300; the market continues to be flat in 2011 and the trend is continuing. While this is not good news, those in the job market need to continue to be aggressive in searching as there are many very good opportunities today, and employers will continue to hire right through the holiday season. The myth has been that hiring stops during the holidays; there is no truth or study supporting this. In fact, company recruiters complain that job seekers don’t respond to opportunities during this hiring time. So – don’t put your resume on the shelf – keep looking and use the holidays to network more”, stated Dan Moran, Founder & President of Next-Act (, a career transition management firm located in Colonie.

“There is some good news as well. The unemployment rate in the Region has dropped yet again. This means the competition for jobs will be less for those in the market”. The unemployment rate in the region is now 6.5%, well under the NYS and national average. “We just need consistent hiring activity in the private sector at a higher clip to turn this around”, continued Moran.

Similar results were posted in other NYS markets. Our region continues to outpace other NYS markets, with the exception of metro NYC, and our Region is much smaller. Postings in the Buffalo – Rochester- Syracuse are were just over 2000.
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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