Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Job Market Report 12/21/11

To you and yours - a safe and enjoyable holiday - and some good news here!

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

Job Postings in Region Continue to Remain Steady -

(Albany, NY, December 21, 2011) – Job postings in the Region continued to remain steady, when normally they would drop given the upcoming holiday. “Postings remained approximately 2600 – the same as last week – in a time when job postings usually drop sharply which is good news to those in the job market”, stated Dan Moran, Founder & President of Next-Act (, a career transition management firm located in Colonie.

Job opportunities usually get much weaker the week before and right after a major holiday period. Postings are down significantly from one year ago but have been holding steady showing consistency. “To date, 2010 was a much stronger year than 2011. We have slid back to 2009 levels and can’t seem to get out of that trend. However, polls are showing that the early part of 2012 may be stronger in our region than forecasted for the nation”, continued Moran.

Dropping Unemployment Rate a Good Sign as Well

The unemployment rate in our Region again dropped for the fourth month in a role signaling a steadily but slowly improving job market. “In the Capital Region, private sector employers have been consistently adding jobs which is excellent., However, the gains have been offset by decreases in public sector employment as municipalities and government in general deals with shrinking fiscal resources and this will likely continue”, stated Moran.

“Some surveys are showing that the first quarter of 2012 may be better than expected and certainly better than this year. For those in the job market or contemplating looking for a new job, the key work is preparation – preparation now to be ready to take advantage of improving market conditions. It will be difficult to connect to people over the next week so use this time to gear up”.

In other NYS markets, postings were down. Our Region continues to outpace other NYS markets, with the exception of metro NYC, and our Region is much smaller.

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. In 2012, his firm will celebrate 24 years in business. 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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