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Posted 5 days 14 hours

With Amazon’s announcement that the company will hire 100,000 seasonal workers, holiday hiring announcements this year have surpassed the previous record total of nearly 696,000 seasonal jobs set in 2014. Companies hiring seasonal workers for the holidays have announced 704,000 jobs this season, according to a tally released Wednesday by global outplacement and executive coaching firm...

Posted 5 days 19 hours

Last Tuesday, Starbucks announced a new childcare benefit as part of their overall compensation plan. The coffee giant partnered with Care.com to give the option for employees to pay $1 per hour for in-home childcare or $5 per day for care in a center.

“To many, this new benefit comes as no surprise. We’re seeing offers of competitive wages, like Amazon’s $15...

Posted 1 week 4 days

A total of 148 Chief Executive Officers left their posts in September, down 3.9 percent from the 154 announced in August, the highest monthly total on record. September departures are the second highest of the year, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas,...

Posted 2 weeks 4 days

Changes in consumer finance led to a 44 percent surge in job cut announcements in September, as U.S.-based employers planned to cut 55,285 from their payrolls, according to global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Last month’s total is 43.7 percent higher than the 38,472 cuts announced in August and 70.9 percent higher...

Posted 1 month 1 day

Employers are currently attempting to attract talent in a tight labor market with a significant skills shortage. While jobs are abundant, employers need to be vigilant during the interview process as some job candidates may not be who they seem during phone interviews or online skills assessments, especially for jobs that require advanced technical skills.

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Posted 1 month 4 days

  • UPDATE: Gap will hire 65,000 for the holidays.

  • UPDATE 2: Kohl's will hire 90,000.

  • UPDATE 3: UPS will hire 100,000.

Last Thursday, Target announced it planned to hire 120,000 workers for the holiday season, surpassing last year by 20 percent. This is...

Posted 1 month 1 week

  • UPDATE: Target's Thursday announcement of 120,000 seasonal hires is the largest holiday hiring announcement from a brick-and-mortar retailer on record, according to Challenger tracking.
  • UPDATE 2: JC Penney announced they will hire "over 39,000" workers for the holiday season.

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Posted 1 month 1 week

Turnover among CEOs of U.S.-based companies soared in August, as 154 chief executive officers left their posts during the month. This is the month with the highest number of CEO changes on record, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

August’s departures...

Posted 1 month 2 weeks

The pace of downsizing in August rose to the third-highest total for the year, as U.S.-based employers announced plans to cut 38,472 jobs, according to a report released Thursday by global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

August’s job cut plans are the highest since March, when 60,357 cuts were recorded, and the third...

Posted 1 month 2 weeks


The onset of new recruitment technologies and ubiquitous online job boards has led most companies to post at least some of their positions online in order to cast the widest net. However, the recruitment strategy that includes posting job ads to social media may miss a huge swath of some of the most valuable talent - older professionals, according to one workplace authority.
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