Thursday, May 24, 2012

Job Market Report 5 24 12

Not good - we dropped .. but second half looking better! ________________________________ For Information: Dan Moran, 518-641-8968 May 23, 2012 Job Postings Take Turn Down After Good Week Prior – Market Very Inconsistent – But some good news for second half 2012 (Albany, NY, May 23, 2012) – Post postings took a turn downward by close to 400, dropping from 1996 to 1593 – a significant decrease and right during the week that recent college grads are likely returning home to find work. “It appeared that we were on the upswing but again like many months this year, that fizzled. Postings in the 1600 range are quite low for the area as well and far below the baseline of a good market of 4000 postings”, stated Moran, of Next-Act (, a career transition management firm located in Colonie. So what does all this mean? “There is a lack of consistency likely the result of a lack of confidence in where the economy is going. That causes employers to put the brakes on hiring. This is the same situation we saw in 2010 – it seems to be repeating”, continued Moran. Moran added that the second half of 2010 was much stronger for jobs than the first half of 2010. In 2011, the market was stronger in the first half, and fizzled away in the second half. Some good news – and tip for job seekers “Market forecast for the second half of 2012 are much stronger than originally anticipated and could signal a better job market. is reporting that 24% of employers are planning to hire in 2012, with the majority of hiring in the second half. “This is why it is so important for job seekers to continue looking aggressively in the summer months – it is no time to put your resume on the shelf and don your flip flops”, recommended Moran. Other markets in NYS saw declines in the number of job postings as well. 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 Next-Act 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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