Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Job Market Report 11 27 13 - Very strong results - enjoy the holiday and be safe!

Job Market Jumps Regionally, Statewide and Nationally – when it should be quieter!

Albany, NY,  November 27, 2013) –  The job market across all sectors saw a marked increase the past seven days in time period when it is normally slower in advance of the long Thanksgiving holiday. “Normally we see the market cool a bit the week before and just after Thanksgiving but it has been quite the opposite this past week”, stated Dan Moran, of Next-Act (, a career transition management firm located in Colonie. “We are seeing rather significant jumps in our Region (up 13.4% as well as across the state, in Metro NYC and especially nationally. As I stated last week, employers appear to be active again with hiring plans after sitting pat for awhile in October and early November – and that is good news”.  

In the Capital Region, postings were 2159 up from 1904 the week before. Other markets in NYS were up sharply as well, as was Metro NYC which was flat for some time. The Capital Region continues to still outpace Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, all larger markets with more employers and population.  

National Job Scene

Nationally the market rebounded sharply again the past seven days climbing to 660,700 from 577,500 the week before, up 14.4%.  “ This was only the second time this year we have seen national job posting numbers this high”. 
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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