Thursday, April 10, 2014

Job Market Report - 4 9 14 - Continuing momentum!

For Immediate Release
For Information: Dan Moran 518641-8968

Job Market In Region again shows  continued momentum

(Albany, NY, April 9, 2014) The Region’s job market remained consistently stronger this past seven days – the  third week in a row - and is continuing to maintain over 2,000 job postings on average the past seven days. “ This is what we want to see as we start the 2nd quarter, the strongest quarter of the year for hiring.  This past week’s national job report was good and this bodes well for the market overall”, stated Dan Moran, President and Founder of Next–Act, a career transition management firm in Colonie.  

The regional job market has been strong after a bit of a lull in March. “Many believe it was the weather and I tend to agree that this was an impact. Others believe it was the beginning of the full impact of the Affordable Health Care Act and employer confusion which leads to lower hiring activity, which I believe as well. In short, I do believe it was a combination of factors”. Moran also added that he is beginning to see some early signs of seasonal hiring as the weather breaks which should have a stronger impact on the numbers the next few weeks. 

A new category of growing jobs sector

In March, the market produced gains in the category of Professional  & Business services. This category covers technical (IT, engineering, etc.) management as well as service –related and administrative jobs, a category that has been rather anemic over the past few years. “ Companies need these jobs to continue growth and in the most recent years, relied on present staff to do the work – often the work on two people – but that has caused turnover necessitating the need to expand to handle the business requirements, which is good news for those seeking jobs in this sector”, continued Moran. 

Job postings in the Capital Region were 2,046 compared to  approx. 2,040 a week ago – flat  Most markets in NYS saw similar results as well.   The Capital Region still outpaces Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse for jobs in the market and the Capital Region is much smaller in population and employment than other NYS markets.which renin

National Job Market

Nationally the market was up.  Postings were 654,400, up from 630,450 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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