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Posted 1 year 1 month

U.S.-based employers announced 32,423 job cuts in the last month of the year, bringing the year-end total to 418,770. That is the lowest annual total since 1990*, when 316,047 cuts were recorded, according to a report released Thursday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

“The retail pivot that caused thousands of store closures and...

Posted 1 year 1 month

At the close of 2017, many who were subject to sexual harassment and/or assault have been empowered by the #MeToo movement to name their abusers. This has had a powerful impact not only culturally, but also in the workplace, where 71 percent of this alleged abuse occurred, according to a new analysis of news reports of sexual misconduct conducted by global outplacement and executive coaching firm...

Posted 1 year 2 months

To help those struggling to land a job, global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. will suspend normal business operations for two days so its staff of professional job-search coaches can provide free advice to callers from across the country.

The firm’s 32nd annual national job-search call-in will be held on December 27 and 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m....

Posted 1 year 2 months

Retail employment in November grew 26 percent to 451,600, the highest November total since 2012, when 485,400 jobs were added, according to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data by global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

October job gains were revised higher to 146,400 from 136,700, down 2 percent from...

Posted 1 year 2 months

The number of Chief Executive Officers leaving their posts at U.S.-based companies fell in November to 94, 10.4 percent lower than the 105 departures announced in October, according to a report released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

November’s total was 11.3 percent lower than the same month...

Posted 1 year 2 months

U.S.-based employers announced 35,038 job cuts in November, up 30 percent from the same month last year, when 26,936 job cuts were announced. Employers have announced 17 percent more cuts than in October 2017, when 29,831 cuts were announced, according to a report released Thursday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

So far this year,...

Posted 1 year 2 months

Over 60 percent of employers reported they want to hire in the New Year, according to a survey released Monday by global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. For those who are out of work or looking to make a change, help is available this holiday season.

For the 32nd consecutive year, job seeking Americans will be able...

Posted 1 year 2 months

Higher corporate profits, low unemployment, and high economic confidence among employers is not translating to more cash-based year-end bonuses, according to a survey released Wednesday by global outplacement and executive coaching consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

In the survey, conducted among approximately 150 human resources executives in October and November, 39...

Posted 1 year 3 months

As the year comes to a close, human resources executives across the country may feel some trepidation regarding the annual company holiday party in the face of numerous reports of inappropriate sexual contact occurring in the workplace. These fears may explain the scaled-down fetes employers are planning this year, according to a new survey released Tuesday by...

Posted 1 year 3 months

The recent mass shootings, political news, and natural disasters are having a big impact on American workers’ mental wellness. However, talking about mental health in the workplace is still somewhat taboo. Employers need to acknowledge that mental health is a major productivity and morale issue and consider what steps they can take to provide employees with the right resources, according to one...

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