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Posted 8 months 4 weeks ago

Challenger March Madness Report
TOURNAMENT COULD COST EMPLOYERS $13.3 BILLION

It’s that time of year again! College hoops fans across the country are not only filling out their brackets, but also planning where they will watch the first round of games during work hours without the boss catching them. However, wise... more

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Posted 9 months 6 days ago

The shortest month of the year saw the highest number of job cuts in over three-and-a-half years, as U.S.-based employers announced plans to cut 76,835 positions from their payrolls in February. That is 45 percent higher than the 52,988 cuts announced in January, according to a report released Thursday from global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger,... more

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Posted 9 months 6 days ago

We celebrated our Head of Production Francine Swanagan on her 40 years of service with the company. Thank you, Francine!

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Posted 9 months 1 week ago

Laura Johnsrud, of Maple Grove, joins global outplacement and executive coaching consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. as Regional Director. She will be responsible for client relationships and business development in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul and throughout the state of Minnesota.

Throughout her career, she has sought to not only understand the business... more

Posted 9 months 1 week ago

A recent U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruling dealt a blow to older job seekers, a cohort that often sees discrimination in labor practices. The ruling restricts age bias claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) to those already employed, leaving the thousands of older American job seekers without recourse for potential discrimination.

With a growing number of Americans working well past the... more

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Posted 9 months 2 weeks ago

Do you know a student looking to enter the workforce? Our Regional Director Mary Stager is hosting one of five free workshops in partnership with the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce, as well as six local colleges and universities at the Internships and Career Fair! Mary will be presenting on best practices to tap into the Hidden Job Market (HJM).

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Posted 9 months 2 weeks ago

Our Regional Director Dawn Peak discusses what executives should be looking for when negotiating their job offers. Hint: It's not all about salary!

In my experience talking to executives in transition daily, negotiating the new opportunity typically focuses on salary, stock options, and vacation. While those are important, many executives would be wise to consider... more

Posted 9 months 3 weeks ago

Companies are hiring at a faster rate than people are leaving their jobs. With job openings at a record high of 7.3 million, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, job seekers seemingly have their pick of jobs. However, job seekers who want to make an impact or employed workers who want to get ahead would be wise to... more

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Posted 9 months 3 weeks ago

How we apply for jobs has changed dramatically in the last decade. Through LinkedIn, you can apply for a job directly with your resume or LinkedIn profile without even submitting a cover letter. However, Challenger experts caution against submitting applications without cover letters, even if the applications do not require them.

The cover letter allows you to clearly and... more

Posted 9 months 3 weeks ago

Consolidation, declining revenue, combative language from the Trump Administration, and occasional violence marked 2018 for members of the media. It was also the year with the highest number of job cut announcements in the sector since 2009, according to the monthly Job Cut Report compiled by global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc... more

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