Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Job Market Report 3 13 2013 - Looking very good!

For Immediate release

March 13, 2013

Job Postings Continue to soar – in Region and Statewide 

(Albany, NY,  March 13, 2013) –  Job postings again increased significantly this past week consistent with reports of increased hiring plans for the upcoming few months. As well, the increase appears to coincide with stock market performance and other economic indicators. “We are seeing a very strong trend occurring as job postings increased yet again in the region by close to 9% in one week, growing from 1800 to over 1960 in one week – very nice! For the month to date, the market is up 29%”,  stated Dan Moran, of Next-Act (, a career transition management firm located in Colonie.

Other markets in NYS saw the same increased results indicating a strong State trend. The Capital Region continues to still outpace Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, all larger markets with more employers and population.  

National Job Scene

Job postings increased strongly nationally. As of 3/12/13  there were 549,000 job postings nationally, up from 528,339  the week before.  

“The market is stronger than we have seen in quite some time. We are, however, not where we were pre-recession – but this is better for sure”.

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