Thursday, February 20, 2014

Job Market Report 2/19/14 - A bit off ...

For Immediate Release
For Information: Dan Moran 518641-8968

Job Market Down Very Slightly Last Seven Days as Winter Holiday Break Begins

(Albany, NY, February 19, 2014) The job market in the region, state and nationally dropped very slightly as the President’s Day holiday and winter breaks started in many areas which always has an impact on the market.

 “ When you have one fewer day of work and therefore job activity we always see a light lower result in the number of new jobs in the market. However, the market isn’t showing the wide swings of results – one week way up and the next week a sudden drop in the number of job postings. This is good news because it signals consistency . The bad news side – the number of jobs in all sectors of the country are still far below than before the recession. Nationally the market is still off 45-50% from pre-recession. In our Region, the market is off 25-30%. However, to the job seeker – don’t get caught up in the numbers as there are excellent jobs in the market and employers are concerned that they cant find skilled workers to meet their needs and than spells opportunity!”,  stated Dan Moran, President and Founder of Next–Act, a career transition management firm in Colonie. 

Job postings in the Capital Region were 1814, down slightly from  1864 the week prior. 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 down very slightly from the week before. Postings were 566,275,  down from  up from 581,500 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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