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7 ways to use social media in your job search

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:28
Outlet: Tampa Bay Business Journal - Online

...survey shows 60 percent of human resource directors check the social media activity of job applicants as a part of the hiring process, yet only 6 percent say it has a significant impact on whether the person gets the job. The survey, conducted

Share Of Teenagers Working Tumbles 42% Since 2000

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 23:45
Outlet: Investor's Business Daily - Online

...with younger people so they can get used to working. Work? Whatev ... Some analysts aren't convinced that fewer teens working represents a true crisis. "Today more and more teens are encouraged to get other kinds of alternative experience

Surveys Suggest Job Growth in 2014

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 22:00
Outlet: Wall Street Journal - Online has fallen roughly 30 percentage points since the late 1970s. As of last year, about 40% of people aged 16 to 19 years held a summer job, down from about 72% in 1978, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics analyzed by outplacem


Tue, 05/06/2014 - 14:01
Outlet: MSNBC Live - MSNBC

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Planned layoffs rise in April: Challenger

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 09:04
Outlet: MarketWatch

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Announced layoffs rose in April, but the year-to-date tally is down from the comparable period in 2013, according to data released Thursday by outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas. There were about 40,000

Hooray! Job market brightens for new college grads

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 04:06
Outlet: Chicago Tribune - Online

...momentum. Nearly two out of three employers surveyed plan to hire from among this year's crop of 1.8 million grads." This is the word from a survey of 100 human resource professionals conducted in early April by global outplacement and coaching

JOBS: Summer forecast unchanged for teens

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 18:54
Outlet: Press-Enterprise Blogs

Summer jobs are nice, but not as crucial to some teens as they once were. A report from executive search firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas is suggesting that the prospect for teen employment this summer is likely to be about the same as last year, wh

Reality Check: April US Hiring Activity Lively, Recruiters Say

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 08:54
Outlet: Marketing News International

...before the evaluation period ends. On pay, Petrini said "bidding wars" for new talent have prompted employers to "take a look at their overall compensation across the whole company," to avoid base-pay disparities between new and existing employ

In Drug Mergers, There's One Sure Bet: The Layoffs

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 22:00
Outlet: Wall Street Journal - Online

...sense of ownership," he said. "At big pharma, you struggle to have that feeling of being an owner and not just an employee," he said. Since 2009, the pharmaceutical industry has announced more than 156,000 job cuts in the U.S. alone, accor

Youth job market may stay flat

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 19:30
Outlet: Columbus Monthly - Online

By Courtesy of the Associated Press The economy may be improving, but the job market for teens this summer may remain flat, according to an employment consulting firm. In its annual summer job outlook for teenagers, Challenger, Gray & C

Youth job market may stay flat

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 18:00
Outlet: Toledo Blade - Online

...4/29/2014 BY JON CHAVEZ BLADE BUSINESS WRITER The economy may be improving, but the job market for teens this summer may remain flat, according to an employment consulting firm. In its annual summer job outlook

Teens face another tough summer job market

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 11:01
Outlet: Chicago Sun-Times - Voices

Teenagers who want to work this summer need to be job-hunting now — and not just online. Many mom-and-pop stores don't advertise jobs on the Internet, outplacement expert John A. Challenger says.

Amazon Offers 'Pay to Quit' Bonuses to Disgruntled Workers

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:22
Outlet: recent years, it rolled out the program to its 40,000 warehouse employees in January. By the end of the first quarter of 2014, fewer than 10 percent of employees who received the offer had taken it and left the company. Enough of an Incenti

Entrepreneurship sprouts among older ex-execs | Toronto Telegraph

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 08:55
Outlet: Toronto Telegraph

Fortune Thursday 17th April, 2014 ADSPACE-END --> Confidence in the economy and access to individual health insurance via Obamacare help fuel the trend, says CEO John Challenger. Age has its advantages. People 45 and older started 48% of firms in

Big Rise Seen in CEO Turnover

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 04:52
Outlet: Women's Wear Daily - Online

Challenger, Gray & Christmas reports 131 exits in January. Life in the c-suite is getting riskier. Turnover among U.S. chief executive officers reached its highest level in nearly four years in January, according to the monthly...

Local CEO retirements are following a national trend

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 00:25
Outlet: Birmingham Business Journal - Online

...that has already seen 131 chief executive changes in the month of January. Two CEOs of major Birmingham businesses have announced they will retire this year, and they are not alone, as C-suites are projected to see shakeup around the U.S. this

January Spike in Job Cuts From Retailers and Tech Companies

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 21:09
Outlet: MarketWatch

The latest monthly Challenger, Gray and Christmas job cuts survey finds layoffs jumped nearly 50% in January, after hitting a 13-year-low in December. U.S.-based employers announced plans to cut more than 45,000 jobs last month. That was 47% highe

Social media giant opens offices in Chicago

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 15:40
Outlet: WAVE-TV - Online

...probably the best way to go about it," said Samala. "Chicago has worked hard at creating this hub of investors, of great technology talent and entrepreneurs who are starting up scads of new companies that should drive the economy in years to co

Jobs Report: U.S. Economy Added 113,000 Jobs In January, Unemployment Down To 6.6%

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 08:45
Outlet: Forbes - Online was down 13,000 in January. Within retail sporting, hobby, book and music stores shed 22,000 jobs, which offset job gains in the prior three months. In January, automotive shops added 7,000 jobs. A release out this morning from business c

Led by Retail and Tech, Planned Job Cuts Jumped in January

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 08:43
Outlet: U.S. News & World Report January, due in part to cuts in retail employment. By Danielle Kurtzleben Feb. 6, 2014 SHARE American employers announced in January they would cut 45,107 jobs, 47 percent more than the 30,623 announced in December, according to outplacem