Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Job Market Report April 30 2014 - Steady and consistent - that is good!

For Immediate Release
For Information: Dan Moran 518641-8968

Job Market In Region Consistent and Steady – The Sign of Stability

(Albany, NY, April 30, 2014) The Region’s job market remained very slightly above last week, again indicating consistency and stability which is desired in market conditions we have experienced in the past. “ As a region, we continued to be just about or slightly over 2000 jobs per seven day week average, which is good and continues to be slightly better than last year”, stated Dan Moran, President and Founder of Next–Act, a career transition management firm in Colonie.  “This is consistent with our own internal surveys that indicate that the market was somewhat off in the first quarter of this year — especially March — but improving and job prospects for this quarter are indicating being up, which is good news for the local economy, for employers and for those seeking jobs”. 

Job postings in the Capital Region were 1962 compared to  1942 a week ago. Other markets in NYS were flat or down slightly down again this past week, with the exception of the  metro NYC area. 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.

Seasonal Hiring Appears to be still soft

Seasonal hiring - producing jobs in tourism, hospitality, construction and other trades affected by the weather and travel still appears to be off after what can be labeled a brutal winter weather season. “Numbers nationally appear to be still below expectations but on the other side, wages for 2014 for seasonal hires appear to be up slightly. We need to hope that May is a good weather month to fuel seasonal hiring”.

National Job Market

Nationally the market were up a notch to 597,000  from 592,000 last week. “ This number is a bit concerning as the national job performance appears to be sliding which may indicate an overall lack of continued confidence in the economy in some regions which is dragging job growth down. 
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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