Challenger, Gray & Christmas Blog

Posted 11 months 6 days 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 11 months 1 week 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 11 months 2 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 11 months 4 weeks 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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Posted 12 months 4 days ago

Job cuts announced by U.S.-based employers fell to 41,557 in September, 22.3% lower than the 53,480 announced in August. This is the second lowest monthly total in 2019, according to a report released Thursday from global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Last month’s total is 24.8% lower than the 55,285... more

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Posted 1 year 1 week ago


Our SVP Pete Tzavalas and his fellow National Human Resources Association Los Angeles board members celebrated three dynamic senior Human Resources professionals at the Annual HR Executive of the Year Awards. Taking the Top Honor was Dina Barmasse of The Cheesecake Factory. Jay Schwanz of Regal Medical and Lalita Norquist of Stamps.com were also... more

Posted 1 year 1 week ago


This 9/11, our Tracey Kearny sponsored a Gathering to Remember, an event hosted by the National Business Development Association (NBDA), in partnership with Combined Arms and the Travis Manion Foundation.

"On 9/11 and throughout the year, it's important that we celebrate our veterans and first responders' impact on our local communities -... more

Posted 1 year 1 week ago

Despite a record number of hiring announcements for the holiday season last year, Retailers added the lowest number of jobs since 2009, 625,600 in the final quarter of 2018, according to an analysis of non-seasonally adjusted data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) by global outplacement and executive and business coaching firm Challenger, Gray... more

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Posted 1 year 2 weeks ago


CEO John Challenger

Challenger showed appreciation to all employees by chartering a boat for an afternoon on Lake Michigan! Numerous awards were... more

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