Challenger, Gray & Christmas Blog

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While the labor market remains strong, manufacturing is slumping, job cut announcements are rising, and a coming downturn may be looming. Whether looking for work or to advance in one’s field, Challenger experts can help guide professionals in the right direction.

For the 34th consecutive year, global outplacement consultancy and executive coaching... more

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Posted 1 month 1 week ago

Churn in the C-Suite surged in October to a new high in a record-setting year, as 172 chief executives left their posts during the month, 14% more than the 151 CEOs who left in September, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Last month’s total was 15% higher... more

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Posted 1 month 1 week ago

From left to right: Hang Bower, Anne Speed, Diane Darling, Page Vogelsang, Laura Ferguson

Our Anne Speed, along with Hang Bower, Laura Ferguson, and Page Vogelsang, hosted an incredible event for working women in Houston: Great Women, Good Wine, a night of wine, champagne, networking, and personal branding. Author and professional educator... more

Posted 1 month 1 week ago

Congratulations to Senior EVP Denis Simon (BSBA '69) for receiving the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.

The Max M. Fisher College of Business Alumni Board founded the annual Alumni Awards in 1993 to establish a tradition of honoring living alumni who personify the college’s legacy of excellence. Recognized for their outstanding achievements, career accomplishments and dedication to... more

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Retailers added 137,200 jobs in October, 18% more than the 115,900 jobs Retailers added in October of 2018, according to an analysis of non-seasonally adjusted data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) from global outplacement and executive and business coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Meanwhile, jobs added in Transportation and... more

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Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

Job cuts announced by U.S.-based employers jumped to 50,275 in October, 20.97% higher than the 41,557 announced in September, according to a report released Thursday from global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Last month’s total is 33.5% lower than the 75,644 cuts announced in the same month last year.... more

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Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago


Our team on the west coast, Jess Chan and Andrew Johnson, sponsored some incredible networking events for senior HR leaders with Tom Koch of Kingsley Gate and Kamal Akwara of LegalZoom hosting.

In San Francisco, 20 HR leaders were treated to a private French Bistro class with Challenger-hosted French Wines. In Santa Clara, HR executives learned... more

Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago


VP Tracey Kearny, along with fellow CHRE Advisory Board Members, sponsored CHRE Houston's 3rd Annual Team Event, an opportunity for HR VPs, Directors, & Managers to join in the discussion. This event focused on retention, and our Wendy Gawlik presented.

The event was hosted by MD Anderson and CHRE Advisory Board Member, MD Anderson's CHRO... more

Posted 2 months 1 week ago

Churn in the C-Suite slowed in September, but remained well above average, as companies announced 151 chief executive exits, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Last month’s total was 5% lower than the 159 CEO exits announced in August, the... more

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