Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Job Market Report May 2 2012

For Information: Dan Moran, 518-641-8968 May 2, 2012 Better -- not great _________________________________________________________________ Job Postings Remain Flat; Market Continues to Appear Stalled (Albany, NY, May 2, 2012) – The job market in the Capital Region continues to remain flat this past seven days right in the midst of the time when we should be seeing stronger job growth given that this time of the year – March – June – is the prime recruiting and hiring season. Job postings are reported as 1714 compared to 1656 the prior seven days. Comparing to 2011, job postings in the region are down about 60%. “What we are seeing in our region is consistent with national reports that the job market and therefore economic growth has stalled. Other reports show that small business – employers with 50 or under employees – are the hiring machines today representing better than 50% of the jobs in the market, so that is a key tip to those in the job market – think smaller! Look at smaller companies – they are fueling the market and present excellent opportunities”, stated Moran, of Next-Act (, a career transition management firm located in Colonie. “But a bit of good news – postings didn’t go down this past week, breaking a two-week down trend.” Other markets in NYS posted similar results, up or down but generally flat. Metro NYC continued to be way below 2011, by better than 70%. 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:

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