Thursday, March 21, 2013

Job Market report 3 20 13

A little pause in the action - but still better!
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For Immediate Release

March 20, 2013

Job Postings Flat after very impressive run-up last few weeks

(Albany, NY,  March 20, 2013) –  Job postings were flat this week, locally, statewide and nationally. This comes after a very impressive increase in March – close to 30% better than February. Postings came in at 1910, compared to 1970 the week before.  “We are still seeing strong indicators of current hiring activity and planned activity, consistent with national surveys that predict the next few months to be very good for those in the job market. We are seeing this especially in our own Capital Region and in other parts in NYS, “stated Dan Moran, of Next-Act (www.next-act.com), a career transition management firm located in Colonie.

National surveys are showing that CEO’s are more bullish than before about sales and revenue performance, bit a bit more reserved about hiring with 29% stating they plan to expand staff, which isn’t very bad at all but not like pre-recession years. The improvement is slow and steady – and for many, that is good.”

Other markets in NYS saw the same flat results. 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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