August 14, 2013
Job Market Flat Past Seven Days Showing Strength and Consistency
(Albany, NY, August 14, 2013) – Job postings were flat this past seven days leveling at higher levels than seen in quite some time and after seven-day increases of 11% and 23% in recent weeks, all good signs that the rebound is holding steam in the 3rd quarter. “Consistency is key. When you see weeks of ups and downs in job trends, that indicates uncertainty on employers part. However, we are not seeing this – we are seeing the opposite - consistent results at levels higher than anytime this year for sure. This is great news for those in the job market seeking jobs, and those considering entering the job market. The time is ripe now”,” stated Dan Moran, of Next-Act (www.next-act.com), a career transition management firm located in Colonie.
Job postings the past seven days were 1980 compared to 1990 the week before.
Moran continued, “We we are seeing is more people looking for new jobs and careers than ever before. As reported in recent surveys, job engagement – a number that reflects what percentage of the working population were pleased with their current job or career and feel that they are productive is at all time lows. Over 70% (71% to be exact) of those working are not happy with what they do and do not feel engaged in their job. That is devastating to companies as they can expect significant turnover – people leaving jobs for new roles – in the short term.
Other markets in NYS were down a bit 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 down slightly at 553,000 compared to 535,000 the week before, up very slightly.
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.
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