Thursday, December 13, 2012

Job Market report December 12 2012

Caught on the "cliff" ...

For Immediate release

December 12, 2012

Job Postings Flatten – Likely Fiscal Cliff Effect

(Albany, NY,  December 12, 2012) –  Job postings, after an increase just after Thanksgiving, have flattened out consistent with national reports that employers are holding back on hiring waiting for direction from Washington on the fiscal cliff issue. “We are at a critical moment – employers are holding back on filling immediate positions with approximately 45% stating that they have put a hold on hiring due to the potential impact of the fiscal cliff and as well until employers fully understand the affordable healthcare impact on their businesses”, stated Dan Moran, of Next-Act (, a career transition management firm located in Colonie.

“This is not what we want to see now and very concerning. There is news of the effect of the Affordable Health Plan surfacing that is very concerning to the small business which can results in fees imposed on employers that are just being revealed. However, to those in the market for a job, you should not put your resume on the shelf – hopefully this is  short term problem so plant your seeds now for the new year – don’t wait!”.

Job postings in the Region were 1577 vs, 1561 the week prior.  “We are rather fortunate however – other markets in NYS were hammered with job activity down 25% plus.  “We still see the strength of our market and all the activity holding us up”. The Capital Region continues to still outpace Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, all larger markets with more employers and population.  

National Job Scene

As of 12/12/12, there were,  on a seven-day-average,  503. 500  national job postings down slightly from the week before signaling weakness in a time when we should be seeing strong increases.  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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