"THE STRATEGY: Cast a wider net
In the financial crisis, managers seeking better pay or opportunities were hamstrung not just by the soft labor market, but also by a lousy housing market that made it hard to unload homes to move. That's changing. The percentage of managers and execs relocating for new jobs doubled to 14% in the first half of 2013 from a year earlier, owing to real estate's... more
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"THE STRATEGY: Cast a wider net
"'Unless there is significant retail hiring in December, year-end retail employment gains probably will not match last year's pace,' Mr. Challenger said. 'With the National Retail Federation forecasting tepid growth this holiday season and weak Thanksgiving weekend spending, a December hiring surge is looking less and less likely.'"
"John Challenger, CEO of Challenger Gray & Christmas, the Chicago-based outplacement and career transitioning firm, believes we'll see more of this.
'Companies, especially retailers, are looking for ways to bring in employees as they need them—to cover the traffic but not get caught with too many people standing around," he said. "They want the ability to be able to staff up or... more
Original Article: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/11/26/free-advice-for-job-seekers/
John Challenger, CEO at Challenger, Gray & Christmas, says job counselors will offer strategies to help people become more effective in their search. It’s happening on Dec. 26 and 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time (phone number 312-422-5010). More information about the annual call-in is available at the company’s websiteconstruction worker.
Free job advice couldn’t come at a better time. Some 11 million Americans... more
Original Article: http://goo.gl/iW1fV3
Factors contributing to changes in health care
The Affordable Care Act, cuts to Medicare, lack of Medicaid expansion in some states and hospital debts are contributing to transformations in hospitals and in the health care delivery model. "Beyond traditional employment," tweeted the American Hospital Association, "hospitals support an additional 10 milllion jobs elsewhere in the economy." Other changes include advances in technology, such as the conversion to electronic health records, and the rise of... more
Original Article: Why It’s a Good Thing More People Are Quitting Their Jobs
Go ahead, tell the boss where to put it. That’s what more Americans are doing, according to an analysis of employment data by the outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.—and it’s a good thing. Why? Labor mobility is one indicator of a strengthening economy. Of the 4.37 million workers who quit in August, more than half were voluntary, which is up 11% over the previous... more
Original Article: A Job Engine Sputters as Hospitals Cut Staff
Health care providers announced more layoffs than any other industry last month — 8,128 — largely because of reductions by hospitals, according to outplacement firm Challenger Gray and Christmas. So far this year, the health care sector has announced 41,085 layoffs, the third-most behind financial and industrial companies.
Original Article: Companies Hiring the Most Right Now
Retailers are expected to hire more than 700,000 seasonal workers between October and December, according to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
Original Article: Getting A Job, It Is About Who You Know
Referrals are “your way in the back door to companies,” said John Challenger, chief executive of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, an outplacement firm.
“Everybody is trying to barge through the front door, sending a resume out, filling out applications, looking for open jobs—but job seekers who are most effective are looking for a way in the back door to avoid the rush. That’s through finding people at the... more
Original Article: Don't Ignore These Five Signs of Impending Layoffs
"It's true that when you watch your co-workers get pink-slipped one after the other, it takes a huge hit to your confidence and career security. [But] it does not necessarily mean you're next, especially if you can demonstrate to your company you understand their goals and are working hard to meet them."... more
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