For Immediate release
October 31, 2012
Job Postings Flat in Region – Big Drop in NYC
(Albany, NY, October 31, 2012) – After dropping 7% the week prior, job postings bottomed out and were flat the past seven days, with the exception of the NYC Metro market that saw a 9% in one day drop likely the effect of the devastating weather situation. “The storm situation, Presidential Election on our doorstep and the potential effects upon the general economy by the fiscal cliff on 12/31/12, has taken the wind out of job growth. The CEO Roundtable Report this past week stated it well – 34% of employers who were planning to hire in the 4th quarter now are in a holding pattern. The President election is huge – there is so much uncertainty in the market it is unsettling”, stated Dan Moran, of Next-Act (www.next-act.com), a career transition management firm located in Colonie.
Postings dropped from 1585 to 1533 to 1585. Other markets in NYS dropped 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, 521,949 national job postings, down slightly from the week before which is of little significance. 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.
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.
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