Thursday, February 13, 2014

Job Market Report 2 12 14 - Flat....

For Immediate Release
For Information: Dan Moran 518641-8968

Job Market Flat Past  Seven Days

(Albany, NY, February 12, 2014) The job market in the region, state and nationally was basically flat the past seven days, consistent with national reports. “ After some strong positive signs the last few weeks, the job market went flat this past week, consistent with the national reports on lower job growth which is indeed concerning. Employers have slowed posting new positions and this is usually the direct impact of market uncertainty. The January hiring report released last Friday was, at best, anemic for sure; this may be weighing heavily on the employer market and therefore new job postings”,   stated Dan Moran, President and Founder of Next–Act, a career transition management firm in Colonie. 

“As I stated previously, if there is continued turmoil in the financial markets, we will need to watch this carefully as market turmoil usually results in a slowdown in hiring which we have seen this past week for sure. On top of this, employers continue to be very concerned about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and there is so much uncertainty over the impact; this is clearly affecting hiring and our local surveys show this as well”.  

Job postings in the Capital Region were 1863, up  from 1850 the week prior but not at all a trend.  Other markets in NYS posted mixed 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 was flat up very slightly from the week before. Postings were 581,500 , down from  up from 599,000 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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