Press Releases

Posted 3 hours 47 min

The current outlook for rural employers and employees seems bleak. With technology eliminating many jobs, much of the rural talent is moving to cities as a means of finding better job prospects, leaving companies scrambling to employ and retain talented employees.

“Low-income and rural communities are especially vulnerable to job loss from automation, which is likely to rapidly increase in...

Posted 5 days 4 hours

While pivoting in the retail sector has caused thousands of store closures, price cuts on merchandise, and consolidation within the industry, retailers are signaling that there might be high demand for seasonal jobs, according to a forecast released Thursday from global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Yesterday,...

Posted 6 days 3 hours


For the last decade, marketers, employers, and brands alike struggled to understand the Millennial workforce. However, now that the oldest Millennials are reaching their mid-thirties, it is time to shift focus to the next generation – Generation Z.

Membership in Gen Z requires a birth year from the mid ‘90s to the late ‘00s, meaning that the oldest members in this generation started...

Posted 1 week 1 day

Job interviews are one of the most important aspects of the job search, and performing well is key to landing the next position. However, seeking employment in a different country or culture adds a new dimension to an already stressful process, according to one workplace authority.

“There are universal best practices for performing in an interview, such as arriving on time and dressing...

Posted 1 week 6 days

Chief Executive Officer departures dropped 5.8 percent from July’s six-month high of 102, as 96 CEOs left their posts in August. This is 11.9 percent fewer than the 109 CEOs who left their posts in the same month last year, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

So far this year, 765 CEOs...

Posted 2 weeks 6 days

U.S.-based employers announced plans to cut payrolls by 33,825 in August, a 19.4 percent increase from the 28,307 recorded cuts announced in July, according to a report released Thursday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.
The August job-cut total is 5 percent higher than the same month last year, when 32,188 cuts were recorded. This month’s...

Posted 4 weeks 1 day

The job search has changed dramatically in the past few years, primarily due to technological advances. No longer must job seekers pore over want ads in newspapers and make cold calls trying to meet with employers. While advances in online job search techniques have made it easier for both job seekers and employers, new technologies will likely dramatically change not only the way people find open...

Posted 1 month 3 days

For the first time since 1979, the United States will have a front-row seat to a total solar eclipse stretching 70 miles wide and following a path from Oregon to South Carolina. While this event is exciting, much to many employers’ dismay, it is taking place right in the middle of the Monday workday, potentially disrupting productivity.

Challenger estimates that workers will need...

Posted 1 month 4 days


Both businesses and consumers alike are paying close attention to the debate over whether the current administration will allow net neutrality, the standard operating procedure for Internet usage to date, to stand. How might the elimination of net neutrality impact businesses?

“Net neutrality is the basic principle put forth by the Federal Communications...

Posted 1 month 6 days


As Brexit negotiations continue, the prospect of the UK splitting from the rest of the European Union has churned the world of business, causing fluctuations throughout many sectors, according to one workplace authority.

“Thousands of jobs are beginning to move, and although it is impossible to attach a price tag to Brexit, economists, consultants, and many industry...

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