Thursday, November 22, 2012

Job Market report 11 21 12

Holding - but flat - not what we want to see - there is great uncertainty - but you canot give up looking - press on!

For Immediate release

November 21, 2012

Job Postings Flat Nationally and Regionally  – Continuing trend over past few weeks –

(Albany, NY,  November 21, 2012) –  The job market in the Capital Region as well as nationally continues to be flat with little improvement and this is consistent with national trends and forecasts. “We are seeing little activity at all. The market is stalled until employers feel more confident with the effects of the fiscal cliff and other government policies. This is not where we want to be right now”, stated Dan Moran, of Next-Act (, a career transition management firm located in Colonie.

“We will also see the market cool as we enter into the Thanksgiving holiday, which is expected”.

Other markets in NYS reflect the same situation; however, NYC is recovering to a slight degree and that is good.. 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.  

Region’s Unemployment Rate still An Issue

The most recent report on the Region’s unemployment rate pegged our Region at 7.3% up from 6.8% one year ago which is an indicator of softening of the market. However, and the good news – our Region paces about one percentage point lower than the State. “Still, we need to see that unemployment rate drop to improve consumer and business confidence”, added Moran.

National Job Scene

As of 11/21/12, there were,  on a seven-day-average,  521602  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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