Challenger, Gray & Christmas News

Posted 5 years 7 months ago

Original article: http://money.cnn.com/2014/04/01/smallbusiness/entrepreneurs.moneymag/

"Last year 5.5% of jobless managers and executives launched a business, up 31% from 2012 and the highest level since 2009, says outplacement firm Challenger Gray & Christmas.

Confidence in the economy and access to individual health insurance via Obamacare help fuel the trend, says CEO John Challenger."

Posted 5 years 8 months ago

Original Article: http://online.wsj.com/news/article_email/SB10001424052702304732804579421...

"The job market—at last—appears to be thawing, albeit slowly. In the past year, the number of private-sector job openings nationwide has risen 13% to 3.6 million, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. But it has been so bad for so long that 'most people you talk with think we just came out of recession,' says John Challenger, chief executive of outplacement firm... more

Posted 5 years 9 months ago

Original Article: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-19/teenagers-spurn-working-as-scho...

“'They are making the bridge from schooling to the workforce later in their lives,' John Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. said. 'Now they’re doing more homework than they used to, they join sports teams, they do more volunteer work,' he said in an interview about the Chicago-based employment consulting firm’s analysis of the teen... more

Posted 5 years 9 months ago

Original Article: http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/02/12/chief-executive-turnover-high-in-...

"Firms also often tend to change leadership at the beginning of the year, so month-to-month data can be volatile. Still, January’s numbers may hint that 2014 could outpace 2013 for executive turnover.

'Certainly it suggests that there may be a canary in the coal mine sort of thing,' said John A. Challenger, Challenger’s chief... more

Posted 5 years 9 months ago

Original Article: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101366918

"The high-flying bonus-filled jobs aren't extinct—but applicants will be hard-pressed to find them at the trading desks of the big Wall Street banks. Now, the mid to senior-level openings are turning up at hedge funds and asset management and private wealth firms, according to John Challenger, CEO of global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas."

Posted 5 years 10 months ago

Original Article: http://money.usnews.com/money/careers/articles/2014/01/23/the-best-jobs-...

"'Health care is the strongest job area of the economy right now,' says John Challenger, CEO of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., an outplacement consulting firm. 'It's a consistent creator of jobs, so there's so much demand for the services,' he says, adding that 31 million more people have access to insurance due to health care reform."

Posted 5 years 10 months ago

Original Article: http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2014/01/10/4-ways-to-help-your-college...

"Moreover, although layoffs in December fell by about 3% year to year, to their lowest level since 2000, according to Chicago outplacement firm Challenger Gray & Christmas, finance jobs are not thick on the ground: The financial industry lost hundreds of thousands of jobs -- more than 80,000 in New York City alone -- in 2013, ironically due to an economic recovery that has drastically... more

Posted 5 years 10 months ago

Original Article: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-09/yellen-eyes-turnover-as-u-s-wor...

"Job seekers also are more optimistic about the hiring environment. Sixty-three percent of callers to a job-search-advice help line Dec. 26-27 said they believed they could find new employment in less than six months, up from 55 percent a year ago, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., a human-resources consulting company.

This shows that many Americans... more

Posted 5 years 10 months ago

Original Article: http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2014/01/06/government-must-boost-pay-change-cul...

"Government agencies typically pay less than private sector companies, said John Challenger, CEO of professional staffing firm Challenger Gray & Christmas Inc.

"But even if the government boosts pay and streamlines its hiring processes, its culture may still prove too bureaucratic and process-centric for top talent. Mr. Challenger said the government bureaucracy... more

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