Thursday, January 12, 2012

Job Market Report January 11, 2012

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For Information: Dan Moran, 518-641-8968
January 11, 2012

Job Postings Pull Back After Big Bump Last Week after Holiday Week

(Albany, NY, January 11, 2012) – Job postings in the Region pulled back the last seven days after a significant bump earlier than expected after the holiday week. Postings came in at 2058, down from 2250 the week before. “This does not seem surprising as postings usually do not increase until 2-3 week after the holiday week and last week, we saw a huge bump in one day that push the numbers up. That is still very good for sure. Seeing a pull-back of sorts isn’t concerning as the forecasts and indicators are pointing to a much improved 1st half of 2012 for the local job market, stated Dan Moran, Founder & President of Next-Act (, a career transition management firm located in Colonie.

Results were similar in other New York State markets with either flat or slightly lower job posting results. The Capital District continued to outpace Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse in the number of job opportunities. The Capital Region is a much smaller market as well in terms of population and number of employers.

Global Foundries Start of Production Welcomed News

“The news that Global Foundries has commenced production of its first products for IBM is welcomed news and certainly will create more optimism and confidence in the local Region which normally results in improved business conditions and therefore hiring. In talks with local businesses, this is sign they have been waiting for”, continued Moran. Employers are looking forward to the effect and potential business from the plant and the supporting businesses around it for quite some time as this may mean more hiring, consistent with forecasts.

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

“Be sure you fine-tune your references periodically. Being sure phone numbers, email addresses and other information for references that you may provide to a prospective employer is critical and an indication of your attention to detail. Also, keep in contact with those you use for references on the status of your job search – they may also be good network contacts that could help you”, 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

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