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Turnover among the nation’s chief executives rose in November, as 106 CEO departures were announced during the month, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

The November total was 7 percent higher than the 99 departures recorded in October, and 23 percent higher than November 2015, when 86 CEO...

Posted 1 week 3 days

The pace of downsizing fell to the lowest level of the year in November, as U.S.-based employers announced plans to shed 26,936 workers from payrolls during the month, according to the report released Thursday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

November job cuts were 12 percent lower than the 30,740 cuts announced in October...

Posted 1 week 5 days


While the economy continues to add jobs, millions of Americans remain unemployed or underemployed. For those who are out of work or who feel stuck in their current job, help is available this holiday season.

For the 31st consecutive year, job seeking Americans will be able to obtain free advice from the professional career transition coaches at global outplacement firm...

Posted 2 weeks 4 days

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Posted 3 weeks 4 days

With a stable economy and corporate profits on the rise, a new survey shows that not only are companies planning holiday parties this year, but many also expect to increase spending on these soirees.

In its annual survey on holiday party plans, global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. found that 80 percent of companies are planning to host...

Posted 1 month 1 day

Turnover among the nation’s chief executive fell in October as 99 planned CEO departures were reported, down 17 percent from the 119 in September, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

The October total was up 5 percent from the same month a year ago when 94 were recorded.
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Posted 1 month 3 days

Despite large-scale hiring announcements from numerous major retailers, the number of October employment gains in the sector declined 21 percent from a year ago to 154,600. That was the fewest job gains to kick off the holiday hiring season since 2012, according to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data by global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray...

Posted 1 month 4 days

While the job search has indeed entered the internet age, the successful job search remains stubbornly dependent on old-fashioned people skills. The way to land a position has always been and probably always will be through face-to-face interactions with decision makers, working your personal and professional networks, and performing well in the interview. Those who recognize and utilize the new digital...

Posted 1 month 1 week

In the final month before the general election, planned job cuts announced by U.S.-based employers fell to the second lowest level of the year, according to the report released Thursday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Employers announced 30,740 job cuts in October, a 31 percent decline from the 44,324 planned layoffs reported in...

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