Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Job Market Report - April 2nd - Still holding stronger ...

For Immediate Release
For Information: Dan Moran 518641-8968

Job Market In Region shows  gain again

(Albany, NY, April 2, 2014) While small, the Region’s job market grew again this past seven days and is maintaining at over 2,000 job postings on average the past seven days, which is healthy for this market. It appears that seasonal hiring has yet to start as well, so there should be stronger increases over the past few weeks. “ We are seeing consistency and job levels higher than the past few months which is a good sign for this time of the year. March was a rather flat month and may have attributed this to the weather which has been reported nationwide as well. We should see job counts continue to hold or gain as we enter the prime months for hiring – April through June”,     stated Dan Moran, President and Founder of Next–Act, a career transition management firm in Colonie.  

Most hiring occurs in the second quarter of the year both in this region as well as nationwide. This quarter normally accounts for 35% of new hiring for the year. “last year the quarter started strong and then fizzled – we will need to see what occurs over the next 6 weeks as a barometer of continued market strength”. 

Job postings in the Capital Region were 2040 compared to  approx. 1990 a week ago. Most markets in NYS say a flat seven days while Metro NYC saw healthy increases. . 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.

National Job Market

Nationally the market was up.  Postings were 63,400, down slightly from 639,750 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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