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Fantasy Football Costs Businesses $13.4 Billion In Lost Productivity

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:08
Outlet: Onion, The

According to a study by corporate restructuring firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, fantasy football costs U.S. companies $13.4 billion total in lost productivity per NFL season due to employees spending an average of two hours on the job each week ma

Community Health Systems Incorporated

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:41
Outlet: Baltimore Sun - Online

...Articles see all By Marcia Heroux Pounds, Sun Sentinel Story | Feb 6, 2014 | 5:21 AM As retailers began to layoff some of the employees they hired for the holiday season, planned layoffs across the nation increased in January, said outpla

Risks Create Tumult for Tech, Health-Care Firms

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 15:38
Outlet: NASDAQ

...However, recent news that Microsoft Corp. and Cisco Systems Inc. will fire up to a combined 24,000 employees means tech-sector layoffs this quarter will likely top last quarter's 25,000, which was up about 20% from the second quarter last year, ac

A red flag on fantasy football

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 06:09
Outlet: Omaha World-Herald - Online

...employers more than $13 billion in lost productivity as millions of Americans who spend the season leading imaginary football teams spend work hours reviewing player statistics and managing their pretend rosters. Chicago-based outplacement cons

Risks Create Tumult for Tech, Health-Care Firms

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 22:00
Outlet: Wall Street Journal - Online

...However, recent news that Microsoft Corp. and Cisco Systems Inc. will fire up to a combined 24,000 employees means tech-sector layoffs this quarter will likely top last quarter's 25,000, which was up about 20% from the second quarter last year, ac

Economic Development: 105 CEOs depart in July

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:20
Outlet: South Florida Business Journal - Online

Challenger, Gray & Christmas reported 105 CEO departures - including seven in Florida - in July. That was up 1.9 percent compared to June. In the first seven months of the year, U.S.-based companies announced 766 CEO changes. Health...

The hidden business benefits of fantasy football

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:37
Outlet: CBS News

...managers who get to pick their own teams out of the ranks of real football players. The statistics from each player's real weekly statistics are used to determine who won each each week. It's all harmless fun, except in one respect: time. Caree

IT Hiring Forecast Heats Up

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:45
Outlet: CIO Insight - Online

...percent of U.S. hirers plan to add full-time, permanent employees in the third quarter. The results reflect a general state of assuredness on the part of employers compared to last year, when organizations were somewhat irresolute about adding mor

All work, no football? Now that's a fantasy

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:00
Outlet: ESPN.com

...for free • Complete projections for 2014 season • ESPN.com Cheat Sheet Central • Rankings: Top 300 | QBs | RBs | WRs • Top 100 for dynasty leagues • ESPN.com fantasy football home page "We are not trying to demonize fantasy foot

Cisco cutting 6,000 jobs; industry total now at 'great recession' level

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:14
Outlet: FierceCIO

...at Business Insider, job cuts in the tech industry were already up by nearly 70 percent from one year ago (68 percent through the end of June). Then came word at the end of July from Microsoft that it is laying off 18,000 job positions. Interes

July payrolls report consultant Challenger Gray and Christmas to

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 09:30
Outlet: WCBS-AM (CBS News Radio)

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Higher wages signaled by more U.S. employees quitting

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 21:01
Outlet: Chicago Tribune - Online

...Labor Department figures show. The unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent last month, the lowest in almost six years, from 6.3 percent in May. With the world's largest economy "not that far off from full employment," labor-market dynamics are ch

N.C. largest job-slashing machine in South

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 00:14
Outlet: Triangle Business Journal - Online

...layoffs, like that of Microsoft jettisoning 18,000 workers, were a frequent occurrence of the past, but in North Carolina it appears to be a reality of the present, as job cuts continued to be widespread in June. According to a report from outp

More Workers Quitting Suggests You Get Raise: EcoPulse

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:16
Outlet: Bloomberg News - Online

...Labor Department figures show. The unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent last month, the lowest in almost six years, from 6.3 percent in May. With the world's largest economy “not that far off from full employment,” labor-market dynamics are ch

More Unemployed Execs Are Launching Startups as Jobs Become Scarce

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 04:09
Outlet: South Jersey Local News

...their own hands: starting a business of their own . Nearly 6% of unemployed job seekers from the ranks of management decided to launch a start-up in the first half of this year, up 4% from the same period a year ago, according to outplacement c

Fort Worth sees startup rate increase, as national rate decreases

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 06:45
Outlet: Fort Worth Business Press - Online

...“gaps in needs” have been filled with incubators, co-working spaces, accelerators, and funding channels that have the shared mission of supporting local startups, according to Blackburn. A recent quarterly survey by global outplacement consulta

Microsoft Layoffs Would Be the Fourth-Biggest in Tech's Modern History

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:52
Outlet: Slate.com

...crisis. The Wall Street Journal reports that some were even hoping for a more drastic move from Nadella in reshaping the company's sprawling operations. That said, 18,000 is a lot—especially in the technology industry. According to data from outpl

Microsoft Announces 18,000 Job Cuts

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:49
Outlet: Global Economic Intersection

from Challenger Gray and Christmas Today, Microsoft announced 18,000 job cuts, mostly due to the acquisition of segments from Nokia. The previous largest cut in the company's history occurred in 2009 when it announced 5,800 layoffs....

Watch out! Jobs that are in danger of disappearing

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 02:01
Outlet: CNBC - Online

...report, compiled by the site with data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), examines jobs that are expected to see the largest drops in hiring by 2022. "Technology has always been and is a very active force in changing the way work

Summer Job Outlook Sunnier for Teens as U.S. Market Mends

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 07:26
Outlet: Bloomberg Businessweek - Online

...adjustments. If the nascent job recovery retains steam through the summer, it could bolster wallets and resumes for U.S. youth. “There's pent-up demand in the economy for the teen worker,” said Rick Cobb, executive vice president at employment

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