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Posted 4 months 3 weeks ago

The pace of downsizing decreased in April, as US-based employers announced workforce reductions totaling 36,602 during the month, according to the latest report released Thursday from global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

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Posted 4 months 3 weeks ago

Technology and automation could replace millions of jobs in the next decade, with a December estimate from the White House suggesting 3.1 million jobs could be replaced in transportation alone. Robotics spending is expected to hit over $135 billion by 2019, according to International Data Corporation. What could this mean for the job market?

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Posted 5 months 1 day ago


As the economy improves and talent becomes more difficult to find, the hope of gaining an advantage for future employment has driven the number and quality of internship applications higher. Labor shortages coupled with competition among undergraduates is changing the work given to interns and, as a result, internships have become increasingly vital when it comes to securing post-... more
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Posted 5 months 1 week 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 months 1 week 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 5 months 2 weeks 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 5 months 2 weeks 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 5 months 2 weeks 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.

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Posted 5 months 2 weeks 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 5 months 3 weeks 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

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