Thursday, September 5, 2013

Job Market report 9 4 2013 - a bit of a "holiday hangover"



September 4, 2013

Job Market Drops Regionally, Statewide and Nationally on heels of  major Labor Day Holiday

(Albany, NY,  September 28, 2013) –  Consistent with past years and other major holidays, the job market went on holiday as the number of available jobs dropped in all areas including the Capital Region, other New York State markets and nationally. “This drop was fully expected and consistent with other years. I forecasted this last week, and the forecast held true”, 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 1700 compared to 1828 the week before . “Our market was down but did not drop as significantly as the national market and trends from previous years; the market appears to be continually strong and consistent “.  

Other markets in NYS posted similar lower results.  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 sharply to about 497,500 compared to 564,000  the week before .   

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.

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