COVID-19

COVID is Changing the Behavior of Job Seekers; More Relocated, Changed Industries in Q2

Challenger COVID Coverage

Needless to say, COVID has impacted nearly every aspect of the American workplace, including the job search and hiring processes. In a new report from global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., more job seekers opted to relocate for new opportunities, move to smaller companies, and/or change industries in the second quarter when the initial shutdown orders took effect.

COVID Changing the Behavior of Job Seekers; More Relocated, Changed Industries in Q2

Challenger COVID Coverage



Needless to say, COVID has impacted nearly every aspect of the American workplace, including the job search and hiring processes. In a new report from global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., more job seekers opted to relocate for new opportunities, move to smaller companies, and/or change industries in the second quarter when the initial shutdown orders took effect.

Challenger Job Report - September 2020 Job Cut Total is 186% Higher Than September 2019


Job cuts announced by U.S.-based employers jumped to 118,804 in September, up 2.6% from August’s total of 115,762, according to a monthly report released Thursday by global outplacement and business and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

September’s total is 186% higher than the 41,557 job cuts announced in September 2019.

Nearly 5 Million Older Workers Lost Jobs March-June; Tips for Those Looking for Work

Racial and gender discrimination are rightfully under examination at many workplaces, as employers strive for diversity in hiring. However, another bias is impacting companies as well: ageism. Job seekers of every age are encountering obstacles due to the pandemic, and more seasoned professionals, those over the age of 50, are not immune, according to one workplace authority.

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