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Posted 2 months 1 week ago

Job cuts announced due to bankruptcy have hit the highest level since 2009, according to a new analysis of monthly job cut announcements from global outplacement and executive and business coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Through July, companies have announced 42,937 job cuts due to bankruptcy. That is 40% higher than the 30,673 job cuts announced for this reason through July... more

Posted 2 months 1 week ago

Check out the latest episode of the Challenger Podcast: HR Passport as we discuss the latest financial and job market news with VP Andrew Challenger.

Related: Hear some of our past podcasts hosted by our Director of PR Colleen Madden... more

Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago

The pace of downsizing slowed in July, as U.S.-based employers announced plans to cut 38,845 jobs from their payrolls, down 7.5% from the 41,977 cuts announced in June, according to the latest report on job cuts released Thursday from global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

July marks... more

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Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago


Challenger's Online Branding Team
From left: Wendy Gawlik, Noreen Kelly, Pat Thomas, Mara Yorizzo, Annie Dimitrova


This week, Challenger's Online Branding Team, a team dedicated to supporting clients' digital branding for the job search on sites like LinkedIn, served dinner on the “Meals from the Heart” day at Ronald McDonald... more
Posted 3 months 18 hours ago

How do you find a job when you need to bypass general biases of the market? Get in front of decision makers! This episode, EVP Rick Cobb gives great advice on how to get in front of real people who can make a difference in your job search, the best... more

Posted 3 months 23 hours ago

Women are indeed gaining ground in the top spot at companies, but still fall well short of the rate of new male CEOs, according to a new analysis of CEO turnover data from Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Of the 607 replacement CEOs recorded in the first half of 2019, 131, or 21.6%, were women. That is up from 18.6% female CEO replacements... more

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Posted 3 months 2 days ago

Personal devices are ubiquitous in 2019, and workers nationwide are using them in their professional lives. This use of personal devices and employers’ expectations that their employees be available outside of work hours introduces a host of new problems for both employees and employers, including increased stress levels and privacy concerns, according to one workplace authority... more

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Posted 3 months 1 week ago

Our EVP Rick Cobb discusses bias and discrimination at work and those filtering mechanisms that inherently discriminate against candidates. Stay tuned for next week where we discuss what job seekers can do to overcome these biases. Subscribe to The... more

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Posted 3 months 1 week ago

Turnover in the top position fell in June, as employers at U.S.-based companies announced 99 chief executive officer changes, 13% lower than the 114 CEO changes announced in May, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Last month’s total was 10% higher than the 90... more

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Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago



U.S.-based employers announced plans to cut 140,577 jobs from their payrolls in the second quarter of this year, down 26% from the 190,410 cuts announced in the first quarter. Despite the drop, Q2 cuts are 34% higher than the 104,800 cuts announced in the same quarter last year, according to the latest report on job cuts released... more
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