Thursday, August 16, 2012

Job Market Report 8 15 12

Holding consistent - that is good!

For Immediate release

Aug 15, 2012

Job Postings Consistency Continues – Very Slight Decrease Last Seven Days

(Albany, NY,  August 15, 2012) – The third quarter of 2012 is what analysts predicted – a stronger job market than the first two quarters. Job postings in our Region have been consistent and at a higher level than we have seen since the end of last year. Postings in the region were 1788 compared to just over 1800 the prior seven days. “My advice to job seekers – don’t wait until Fall to ramp up your search, do it now when jobs are at an increased level”, stated Dan Moran, of Next-Act (, a career transition management firm located in Colonie.

Moran continue, “Many take the summer off from job search thinking, falsely, that there are fewer jobs in the summer. No so and really never has been that way. The quarters of highest hiring by employers in our region is the second and third quarters – or right now”.

NEW – How many job postings are there in the United States today? We will be watching this nationally going forward.

As of 8/15/12, there are 567,247 job postings in the market. The top five areas for the most jobs per capita: San Jose, CA, Washington DC, Boston, MA, Raleigh, NC and Oklahoma City, OK. There is one job posting per unemployed person in each of these markets meaning the market is much less competitive.  

Other markets in NYS were up very slightly the past seven days. The Capital Region still outpaces Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, all larger markets with more employers and population.  

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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