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Job Market report 11 14 12

Market is flat - election, Sandy - you name it ... all contributing ...


For Immediate release

November 14, 2012

Job Postings Flat Nationally and Regionally  – New York City struggling to recover after Sandy; job postings drop better than 30%

(Albany, NY,  November 14, 2012) –  The job market in the Capital Region and the state is flat – without any movement one way or the other which has been consistent for a few weeks now, starting just before Election day. “Employers are pausing for sure, and as national surveys are indicating, holding pat on hiring and as we hear, on spending as well until they better understand the short-term financial picture which is not what we wanted to see as the 4th quarter opened so strong and it is now stuck with little progress when we need it”, stated Dan Moran, of Next-Act (, a career transition management firm located in Colonie.

Not a surprise, the Metro NYC job market has continued to suffer after plummeting some 30% after Sandy and now appears to be stuck at that level which is not good news for the State’s largest job market. Other markets in NYS were flat as well. The Capital Region still outpaces Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, all larger markets with more employers and population.  

National Job Scene

As of 10/31/12, there were,  on a seven-day-average, 517,642  national job postings, with hardly a very, very slight change from the week before. “The market is stuck in neutral; we need to see what Washington will be doing before any real change can be expected”. The top five areas for the most jobs per capita still continue to remain unchanged: 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.  

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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