Challenger, Gray & Christmas Blog

Posted 4 days 22 hours ago

While the idea of entering the workforce post-college this May is incredibly daunting for the nearly 3 million young adults graduating with associate or bachelor’s degrees across the nation, the current economic growth in the United States should put these worries at ease, according to the latest from outplacement consultancy firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

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Posted 5 days 22 hours ago

Eric Schweitzer of Naperville, Illinois, joins global outplacement and executive coaching consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. as a Vice President. He will be responsible for client relationships and business development throughout the Chicagoland area, as well as Illinois and Wisconsin.

Eric possesses a strong client management and global marketing background... more

Posted 1 week 3 days ago

Our SVP David Pinette, along with partners Scott Rosen of the Rosen Group, and John Forde of Trion Benefits hosted the HR Department of the Year Kickoff Event. This event in April recognizes the winners from last November’s Awards, as well as introduces the awards to potential nominees. Winners present on best practices within their departments. This year’s event in November will celebrate the 20th Annual HR Department of the Year Awards.

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Posted 1 week 4 days ago

(Pictured above (L to R): FBI Pittsburgh Community Outreach Specialist Kelly Wesolosky, FBI Pittsburgh Special Agent in Charge Robert Johnson, Robert Barr, Margaret Barr, FBI Pittsburgh Assistant Special Agent in Charge Raymond Duda)

Mr. Robert Barr, Senior Vice President, Challenger, Gray and Christmas, Inc., has been awarded the 2016 Director’s Community Leadership Award by the FBI Pittsburgh Division, presented on April 6, 2017.... more

Posted 1 week 5 days ago

Relocation rates held steady in 2016 and the first quarter of 2017. While employment prospects are strong this year, it is not easy to find jobs in certain places across the country, according to a new report on relocation with analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data by global outplacement company Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Although the national unemployment rate... more

Posted 1 week 6 days ago

Interviews are stressful. In an annual Challenger survey of job seekers, 37 percent of respondents cited obtaining interviews and interviewing well as the most difficult part of the job search on average. One question almost always comes up in interviews, and developing a solid answer could get you one step closer to landing the position.

“Tell me about yourself.”

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Posted 2 weeks 3 days ago

Job cuts announced by US-based employers rose 17 percent from the February total of 36,957 to 43,310 in March, according to the latest report on monthly job cuts released Thursday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

March announcements are 2 percent lower than the same month last year, when employers announced plans to... more

Posted 2 weeks 5 days ago

While the economy continues to show signs of strength, industries that traditionally cater to teen workers are scaling back, meaning opportunities for teens might appear in unusual places or later in the summer when retailers have assessed consumer demand, according to an outlook released Tuesday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.... more

Posted 2 weeks 6 days ago

SVP Pete Tzavalas and Challenger are proud Pink Tie Sponsors of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Posted 3 weeks 4 days ago

Employed Americans are quitting their jobs at the fastest pace in 16 years, and recent data shows a substantial amount of confidence in the U.S. economy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the quits rate rose to 2.2% and 3.2 million Americans left their jobs in January – up from 2.9 million in January of 2016. What is triggering this recent worker exodus,... more