Thursday, January 26, 2012

Job Market Report 1 27 12

Not going down - flat and that is better ...

For Information: Dan Moran, 518-641-8968
January 25, 2012

Job Postings Flat past seven days – May be a good sign …

(Albany, NY, January 25, 2012) – Job postings in the Region declined very slightly the past seven days, perhaps indicating a flattening before growth which would be expected. Postings for the last seven day period came in at 1550, down from 1650 the week before. “We need to see some forward movement to return confidence to the employer market and to date in 2012, this has not occurred. Typically the 3rd and 4th weeks of January is when we see a growth in job market activity. What we are seeing this week – a flattening of the decline – is hopefully a good indicator and I’ll be watching the numbers day-by-day to see. Employers need to see signs of confidence in the market and their business that will be followed by hiring, and that isn’t happening yet.”, stated Dan Moran, Founder & President of Next-Act (, a career transition management firm located in Colonie.

Moran added, “What is very concerning is that available jobs in our Region are down better than 45% from last year. Employers seem to be holding back on hiring to meet current needs”.

Results were similar in other New York State markets with postings flat or slightly declining in all NYS markets this past week. The Capital Region is a much smaller market as well in terms of population and number of employers.

Next-Act’s Tip of the Week to Job Seekers

“Dress to impress always. When you make any face to face contact, be on your A-game in the manner you present yourself – on the phone or face to face. Be sharp – look sharp”, suggested Moran.

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
Celebrating 24-years of helping others in 2012!
125 Wolf Road, Suite #128
Albany, NY 12205
Office: 518-261-4212
Cell: 518-641-8968
eFax: 586-279-4212


  1. 45% seems to be selling it short. The report for 1/27/11 had 5200 jobs, or about 70% less than today (1550).

    1. correction: or about 70% MORE.

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