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Posted 4 years 10 months ago

Original Article: http://news.investors.com/economy/060815-756275-prime-age-employment-sti...

"'The question is, have people found ways to game the system?' said John Challenger, CEO of placement firm Challenger Gray & Christmas. 'Are they going on disability, are they in the underground economy, are they more willing to not be dual-income-earning couples?'"

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Posted 4 years 10 months ago

Original Article: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102664876

"'Banks are now under so much deeper, stronger regulation. So, they built up their risk and compliance staff over the past several years to comply with all the government rules and regulations to protect against downside risk,' Challenger added.

Demand for accountants, comptrollers and financial analysts would grow even more if there's another crisis, he said."

Posted 4 years 11 months ago

Original Article: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/prospects-improving-for-teens-looking-for-su...

"'It is not that young people have gotten progressively lazier. In fact, it is quite the opposite," said Challenger. 'They are spending more time on homework, extracurricular activities, and summer educational and personal development programs. All of these factors take away from time that used to be spent in a traditional job.'"

Posted 4 years 11 months ago

Original Article: http://www.today.com/money/tech-world-dress-success-can-be-minefield-wom...

"'All the rules of how to dress are out the window now in interviews,' said John Challenger, CEO of executive search firm Challenger Gray & Christmas. 'Going to an interview in a suit when the environment is casual is going to lose you the job every time.'"

Posted 4 years 11 months ago

Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. is a proud sponsor of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.

Posted 5 years 6 days ago

Original Article: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_RELIGIOUS_OBJECTIONS_BUSINESS?...

"Increasingly, companies feel they have to speak up on social issues that could prompt backlash from customers or make companies lose out on talented employees, Challenger said.
'Big U.S. companies realize that their customers and employees care that the company is doing the right thing,' he said."

Posted 5 years 2 weeks ago

Original Article: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102527615

"A summarizing paragraph on your resume that explains who you are as a candidate can also help you stand out. Research the company where you're applying and adapt your description accordingly. 'Make it clear that you are a good fit for the culture,' said Challenger. 'These people want to know that they could manage spending the next 10 years of their life with you.'"

Posted 5 years 1 month ago

Original Article: http://www.wsj.com/articles/at-works-oil-patch-woes-heighten-business-sc...

"The energy industry cut 20,193 jobs last month, says outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. Some 18% of North American oil and gas companies plan to freeze or cut pay in the near future, and 32% of them plan to ease up on efforts to poach talent from rivals, according to a recent survey by consulting firm Mercer LLC."

Posted 5 years 2 months ago

Original Article: http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/originals/chi-pete-carroll-entrepr...

"John Challenger, president and CEO of outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas, said he's seen situations in which job seekers are about to land the job they want, then “blow it” at the last moment in an interview.

'A person is about to get the job offer, and they say something that they don’t need to say, and the offer is pulled back,' he said. 'It’s... more

Posted 5 years 2 months ago

Original article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/on-leadership/wp/2015/01/28/the-bigg...

"Another IBM cut, however, does top the list. In July 1993, under former CEO Lou Gerstner, the company cut 60,000 jobs: a mass layoff number that has yet to be surpassed since then, according to the outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas."

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