Thursday, November 29, 2012

Job Market Report 11 29 12

Thanksgiving holiday takes toll on job market - but it will return

For Immediate release

November 29, 2012

Job Postings Drop Significantly During Thanksgiving Holiday 

(Albany, NY,  November 29, 2012) –  As expected, the job market in the Capital Region as well as nationally dropped significantly that past week falling 22% in one week in our area.” This was not unexpected at all with the lead up to the Thanksgiving holiday. This year we saw job market activity drop significantly the Tuesday before the holiday and this continued through this past Tuesday. Good news is that the market seems to be recovering the past few days”,  stated Dan Moran, of Next-Act (, a career transition management firm located in Colonie.

Moran continued, “Once again this year I stress to those in the market looking for  job. Do not put your resume on the shelf for the month thinking employers are not hiring in December. There is no data to support this and often  just the opposite as hiring managers scurry to fill jobs before the end of the calendar year. Rather than hold back and wait until January, make more contacts and put more emphasis into your search activity this month”.

Other markets in NYS reflect the same situation. The Capital Region still outpaces Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, all larger markets with more employers and population.  

National Job Scene

As of 11/28/12, there were,  on a seven-day-average,  455,017   national job postings showing the effect of the holiday as well.   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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