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Job Market Report 7 31 13 - and it is good!

July 31, 2013

The Weather Has Cooled – The Job Market has Not! Job Postings Up Last Seven Days …  

(Albany, NY,  July 24, 2013) –  Job postings grew the last seven days in our Region by 11% this past week after a flat week before. “Job postings are up to 2340 from 2100 the week before and this is on top of a huge 23% run-up a few weeks ago, so the market is staying strong and consistent which is what analyst look for. Consistency is the key – and the market is good. Internal surveys show that the 3rd quarter will be the strongest for hiring in our Region – and this is a change as employers have reported that the 2nd quarter to be the strongest for hiring.  In addition, a significant number of employers in our Region plan to hire more workers in the 2nd half of the year than the first half – this is very surprising and great news”, stated Dan Moran, of Next-Act (, a career transition management firm located in Colonie. “ There is only good news – no bad news in these numbers”.

Most other markets as well were up this past week as well.  The Capital Region continues to still outpace Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, all larger markets with more employers and population.  

National Job Scene

On the national level, job postings were up slightly at 544,000 up from 525,000 the week before. “While our Region is doing great, the US market is still struggling to get steam”.

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 2013, his firm will celebrate 25 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.

1 comment:

  1. 11% in one week is excellent! I am thankfully steadily employed, but my brother has been out of work for nearly a year now. He just started a great new career in truck fleet management 3 weeks ago, so this growth in job market has affected my family personally. Thanks for sharing these figures with your readers!