Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Job Market Report 4 4 12

Well - down a bit but good overall regional job growth year on year ...

For Information: Dan Moran, 518-641-8968

April 4, 2012

Job Postings Down Very Slightly --- Market appears stuck

(Albany, NY, April 4, 2012) – After a one week slight increase, job postings reversed the trend and dropped very slightly, demonstrating yet again the difficulty the job market has had to return to robust growth as we are in the prime hiring months of the year. “This is the time of the year when we want to see consistent growth and while we were seeing this the past two weeks, again this week, another drop however so slight. The job market doesn’t appear to be as strong as needed and this is on the heels of a pesky unemployment rate in the region that is holding at 8.1% and not going down, while in the State, unemployment increased this past month”, stated Dan Moran, Founder & President of Next-Act (, a career transition management firm located in Colonie. Postings for the 7 day period were 1610, down from 1727 the week prior.

“Overall job postings are trending about 40% lower than 2011 in 2012. While this isn’t good news, what is good news is that over the past year (Feb. to Feb.) the region added 5500 jobs as reported by the NYS Dept. of Labor. To the job seeker --- the numbers are confusing but the fact remains, there are good jobs in the market now – just not as many, so don’t let these numbers hold you back, keep your search activity strong as more and more people are finding jobs as evidenced by the growth of 5500 jobs over the past year”.

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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