Challenger, Gray & Christmas Blog

Posted 1 day 19 hours ago

As the year comes to a close, many of the nation’s workers may be looking for ways to advance in their current positions or find new employment. For the 33rd consecutive year, global outplacement consultancy and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. will suspend normal business operations for two days so its staff of professional job-search coaches can provide... more

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Posted 1 week 17 hours ago

Join The Philadelphia Media Network, publisher of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com for the HR Department of the Year Awards, a program giving recognition to HR Professionals for what they do and the growth and change they produce within their organizations. Founded in 1998 by Scott Rosen, President of the Rosen Group, the program is now in its 20th year and continues to be a successful attribute in the HR Industry.

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Posted 1 week 18 hours ago

A total of 149 Chief Executive Officers left their posts in October, virtually unchanged from the 148 recorded in September. October’s total is well above the average 98 CEOs who have left their posts in October since 2002, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas,... more

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Posted 1 week 1 day ago

Our Executive Vice President Rick Cobb presented to the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership at their 2nd Annual Solutions for an Aging Workforce Symposium. What a wonderful event offering ideas and sharing solutions for local governments to combat joblessness and grow opportunities for more mature workers.

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Posted 1 week 1 day ago

This year, 65 percent of companies plan to hold a holiday party, the lowest number since 2009, when 62 percent of companies held holiday festivities, according to survey results released Tuesday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

According to the annual survey on holiday party plans, conducted in October among 150... more

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Posted 2 weeks 9 hours ago

For the third time this year, one company’s announcement has made up the bulk of job cuts for one month, as U.S.-based employers announced plans to cut 75,644 jobs from their payrolls in October, according to a report released Thursday from global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Last month’s total is 36.8 percent... more

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Posted 2 weeks 1 day ago

This year’s midterm elections are anticipated to bring out record numbers of voters. Both North Carolina and Texas report that the number of early voting ballots has surpassed 2014 totals. American workers will no doubt be tuned in to Election Day coverage from the moment the polls open until results are reported. In fact, a new survey released Tuesday from global... more

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Posted 3 weeks 11 hours ago


The unemployment rate in the United States is historically low, sitting around 3.7 percent in September, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, the current low employment rate does not include the more than 5 million workers who are no longer counted in those numbers. Now is the time for those who left the job market to start their job searches, according to... more
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Posted 3 weeks 18 hours ago

Challenger had its All Company Conference at the London House in Chicago! Our entire team from across the country came together to share best practices and award our top performing colleagues. We also heard a moving tribute in memory of our dear friend Toni Pittman.

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Posted 3 weeks 5 days ago

This past Wednesday, VP Pam Taylor hosted the HRMAC Career Development Interest Group Meeting. Wendy Gawlik, our Outplacement Specialist and Project Lead, presented on “Optimizing Your Online Presence: It’s Your Brand”

Thanks to all who attended!

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