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Posted 5 months 2 weeks

This year, 65 percent of companies plan to hold a holiday party, the lowest number since 2009, when 62 percent of companies held holiday festivities, according to survey results released Tuesday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

According to the annual survey on holiday party plans, conducted in October among 150...

Posted 5 months 3 weeks

For the third time this year, one company’s announcement has made up the bulk of job cuts for one month, as U.S.-based employers announced plans to cut 75,644 jobs from their payrolls in October, according to a report released Thursday from global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Last month’s total is 36.8 percent...

Posted 5 months 3 weeks

This year’s midterm elections are anticipated to bring out record numbers of voters. Both North Carolina and Texas report that the number of early voting ballots has surpassed 2014 totals. American workers will no doubt be tuned in to Election Day coverage from the moment the polls open until results are reported. In fact, a new survey released Tuesday from global...

Posted 6 months 11 hours


The unemployment rate in the United States is historically low, sitting around 3.7 percent in September, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, the current low employment rate does not include the more than 5 million workers who are no longer counted in those numbers. Now is the time for those who left the job market to start their job searches, according to...
Posted 6 months 1 week

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 6 months 1 week

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 6 months 2 weeks

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 6 months 3 weeks

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 7 months 4 days

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 7 months 1 week

  • 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...

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