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Posted 5 months 3 weeks ago

U.S.-based employers announced 29,831 job cuts in October, down 3 percent from the same month last year, when 30,740 job cuts were announced. Employers have announced 25 percent fewer job cuts than they did in the same period last year, according to a report released Thursday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

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Posted 6 months 6 hours ago

On Thursday, President Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. Opioid dependency caused approximately 33,000 deaths in 2015, with 15,000 involving a prescription. In 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 2 million people were diagnosed with opioid use disorder (addiction) associated with prescription... more

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Posted 6 months 13 hours ago

On Tuesday, October 24th, Senior Vice President David Pinette hosted the Human Resources Executive Alliance “Dinner with your Peers” event. This intimate gathering took place at the Estia Restaurant in Philadelphia. Members came together to network and discuss relevant industry matters with peers. Thanks to all who attended this great event!

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Posted 6 months 13 hours ago

When most job seekers consider seasonal retail jobs, they think of late nights, controlling crowds, Black Friday, and wrapping gifts for last-minute holiday shoppers, but a few large retailers are looking for workers willing to stay home this season.

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Posted 6 months 1 week ago

Challenger VPs Tracey Kearney and Gerry Sargent hosted a Chief HR Executive event today in Houston with special guest speaker Dr. Pete Hammett, Managing Director of Human Resources, Oklahoma Gas & Energy Corp. Dr. Hammett spoke on the factors that make a workplace jerk and how to effectively deal with one. Thanks to all who attended this great... more

Posted 6 months 1 week ago

Over the three-day span of October 5th through 7th, Challenger, Gray & Christmas hosted an all-team conference in Chicago for the many employees spread across North America. Events and socializing took place at LondonHouse, The Godfrey Hotel and Rivers in downtown Chicago. Thanks to all that were able to attend and celebrate #teamchallenger and the company’s many successes over the past 55... more

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Posted 6 months 2 weeks ago

VP Lisa Turesky welcomes current Boston-area senior HR executives to this great event to benefit Dress For Success Boston! Click the image below to register!

Posted 6 months 2 weeks ago

It is no surprise that American workers are burned out, with over half of American professionals feeling overworked or overwhelmed by their jobs, according to a recent study. Unlike in many European countries where emailing subordinates after hours is banned by law, the vast majority of managers in the United States indicated they would contact their employees outside of work hours, according to a new... more

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Posted 6 months 2 weeks ago

The number of Chief Executive Officers leaving their positions rose 5 percent from the 96 recorded CEO changes in August to 101 in September. Last month’s total is down 15 percent from the same month last year, when 119 CEOs left their posts, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc... more

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Posted 6 months 3 weeks ago

Job cuts announced by U.S.-based employers fell 4.4 percent, from 33,825 in August to 32,346 in September. Last month’s total was 27 percent lower than the 44,324 job cuts announced in the same month last year, according to a report released Thursday by global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

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