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Posted 2 years 2 months

The number of Chief Executive Officers leaving their posts at U.S.-based companies rose 3.8 percent in October to 105, compared to 101 in September, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

The October total was 5.7 percent higher than the same month last year, when 99 CEOs announced their...

Posted 2 years 2 months

The protests of NFL players over the unequal treatment of people of color, which began in August of 2016 with Colin Kaepernick, have drawn the ire of many, including league owners and the President. Recently, major advertiser Papa John’s told investors that NFL leadership regarding the protests is hurting them financially. While freedom of speech does not extend into the workplace, owners...

Posted 2 years 2 months

U.S.-based employers announced 29,831 job cuts in October, down 3 percent from the same month last year, when 30,740 job cuts were announced. Employers have announced 25 percent fewer job cuts than they did in the same period last year, according to a report released Thursday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

So far this year,...

Posted 2 years 3 months

This article is an update from a report we issued in June.

On Thursday, President Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. Opioid dependency caused approximately 33,000 deaths in 2015, with 15,000 involving a prescription. In 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over...

Posted 2 years 3 months

When most job seekers consider seasonal retail jobs, they think of late nights, controlling crowds, Black Friday, and wrapping gifts for last-minute holiday shoppers, but a few large retailers are looking for workers willing to stay home this season.

JCPenney, Williams-Sonoma, and Amazon have all posted listings for work-from-home seasonal retail jobs this year,...

Posted 2 years 3 months

It is no surprise that American workers are burned out, with over half of American professionals feeling overworked or overwhelmed by their jobs, according to a recent study. Unlike in many European countries where emailing subordinates after hours is banned by law, the vast majority of managers in the United States indicated they would contact their employees outside of work hours, according to a new...

Posted 2 years 3 months

The number of Chief Executive Officers leaving their positions rose 5 percent from the 96 recorded CEO changes in August to 101 in September. Last month’s total is down 15 percent from the same month last year, when 119 CEOs left their posts, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc...

Posted 2 years 3 months

Job cuts announced by U.S.-based employers fell 4.4 percent, from 33,825 in August to 32,346 in September. Last month’s total was 27 percent lower than the 44,324 job cuts announced in the same month last year, according to a report released Thursday by global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

September job cuts bring...

Posted 2 years 4 months

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 2 years 4 months

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,...

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