Thursday, January 16, 2014

Job Market Report 1 15 14 - MUCH BETTER!!!!

For Immediate Release
For Information: Dan Moran 518641-8968

Job Market Roars Back After Holidays .. Job Postings Surge

(Albany, NY) As expected for this time of the year, job postings surged ahead this past seven days, recouping the losses of the holiday period and demonstrating strong strength in the job market at levels even unseen in previous years. 

“Postings in the state, our region and nationwide surged ahead this past seven days – an indictor of continued strong demand. This is excellent news for those seeking jobs. Also, this is on the heels of a very disappointing and somewhat confusing national job market report last week that added to the question – is the job market better? Questionable in other markets – but in out Region we are rocking", stated Dan Moran, President and Founder of Next–Act, a career transition management firm in Colonie. “ We need to look local – we are strong – other markets may be weaker"

Can’t Find Qualified Applicants – Yes?
Moran added, “While we see job market activity very good, I am hearing from a surprising number of employers who tell me they cannot not find qualified talent to fill their needs. This is extremely concerning as there appears to be a disconnect between the skills job seekers are marketing and the needs of hiring employers. The inability to find talent to meet job requirements indicates what many in my field have been forecasting – a labor shortage to meet hiring needs that could have a detrimental impact on the market. I am planning to survey this further to identify specific issues”.

Job postings in the Capital Region were 2035, up significantly from the week prior. Other markets in NYS saw similar increased and strong results. The Capital Region still outpaced Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse for jobs in the market and the Capital Region is much smaller in population and employment than other NYS markets.

National Job Market

Nationally the market showed significant improvement as well. Postings were up over 100,000 in one week, climbing to 674,000 from  460,000 the week before which is a significant gain. 

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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