John Challenger

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Name: John Challenger
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Seasonal jobs outlook robust this year

Fanatics presser Shane Coffman prepares to complete a customerâ??s order Wednesday. Custom text and number choices are bonded to the jerseys using a heated press. Fanatics is one of the area companies looking for seasonal help. / Alton Strupp, The (Louisville, ... [Published Florida Today - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Great Falls expert gives tips to land a holiday job 1 hour ago

Lee Reynolds, placement supervisor, Great Falls Job ServiceLee Reynolds, placement supervisor, Great Falls Job Service lessHiring forecasts are rosy for the holidays, but job seekers need to be persistent and creative and not sell themselves short, said ... [Published Great Falls Tribune - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Holiday season spending and hiring will increase, surveys find

Many of the nation's biggest retailers plan to sharply increase hiring for the holiday shopping season as consumers look to spend more, according to reports out today.Macy's, Kohl's, Walmart, Amazon and Game Stop are among the retailers planning seasonal ... [Published Baltimore Sun - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 13 2014 - 1 reports

Is Yet Another Global Creative Shop About to Name a New CEO?

Is there yet another high-profile agency executive change coming?Publicis Groupe is looking to replace Leo Burnett CEO Tom Bernardin, sources said, making it just the latest top executive change at the largest networks in the past year—including Kevin ... [Published Adweek Online - Oct 13 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

800,000 Seasonal Jobs Up for Grabs: Here’s Who’s Hiring

Retailers across the country are gearing up for the holidays, and that means making sure they have enough employees to handle the surge in holiday shoppers.According to Challenger, Gray & Christmas, a global outplacement consulting firm, for the first ... [Published Yahoo! Finance - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 07 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 1 reports

In a robust labor market, more people say 'I Quit.'

The issues its Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey — also known as JOLTS — for August on Tuesday. Back in July, the report showed 4.67 million job openings, and economists expect a healthy increase to 4.71 million job openings in August. That would ... [Published Marketplace - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 1 reports

Job cuts on track to be the lowest in 17 years

The job market is getting better and not just by the number of jobs added. Employers are also cutting fewer workers.Monthly job cuts fell to their lowest level in 14 years in September, and 2014 is on track to be the lowest job-cut year since 1997. A ... [Published Fortune - Oct 02 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 1 reports

UPDATE: 4 surprising strategies for scoring a holiday job

According to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, we could see retailers add more than 800,000 people to their payrolls for the holidays this year -- the most since 1999. "We are quite optimistic about hiring this holiday season," says Challenger, ... [Published Morningstar.com - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 1 reports

Challenger: September jobs cut lowest in 14 years

John Challenger, Gray & Christmas CEO, runs through the latest employment report which shows a significant drop in planned job cuts. ... [Published CNBC - Oct 02 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

Retail Holidays Hires to Hit Nearly 400,000

Chicago—If the number of new retail jobs for holiday are any indication, then the nation’s retailers are in for a strong holiday season.Seven of the largest retailers will together add nearly 400,000 jobs this winter. Macy’s leads in the number of season ... [Published Accessories Magazine - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Audio: Holiday hiring heading for 15-year high

'Tis already the season when stores seek temporary workers for the holidays. John Challenger of Challenger, Gray and Christmas says this one is shaping up to be merrier than most. ... [Published Austin American Statesman - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

10 Companies Cutting the Most Jobs

Through August, planned job cuts were slightly lower than they were during the first eight months of 2013. In all, companies have announced just under 333,000 planned layoffs so far this year, down 4% from roughly 347,000 layoffs announced between January ... [Published 24/7 Wall St - Sep 25 2014]

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"consumers should find more money in their pockets heading into the holidays, thanks to job gains and falling gas prices" John Challenger, CEO of the outplacement firm, said in a statement
...Gray & Christmas, we could see retailers add more than 800,000 people to their payrolls for the holidays this year -- the most since 1999. "we are quite optimistic about hiring this holiday season" says Challenger Gray & ChristmasGray & Christmas CEO John Challenger -- that's thanks in part to the fact that many more people have jobs this year...
"the last two years saw holiday hiring return to pre-recession levels. this year, we could see hiring return to levels not seen since the height of the dot-com boom" Challenger Gray chief executive John Challenger said in a statement
"The last two years saw holiday hiring return to pre-recession levels," said John Challenger, CEO of the Chicago-based outplacement firm. "this year, we could see hiring return to levels not seen since the height of the dot-com boom. ... there are more people who are surer about their spending."

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Seasonal jobs outlook robust this year [Published Florida Today - Oct 18 2014]
Great Falls expert gives tips to land a holiday... [Published Great Falls Tribune - Oct 18 2014]
Holiday season spending and hiring will increas... [Published Baltimore Sun - Oct 16 2014]
Is Yet Another Global Creative Shop About to Na... [Published Adweek Online - Oct 13 2014]
800,000 Seasonal Jobs Up for Grabs: Here’s Who’... [Published Yahoo! Finance - Oct 08 2014]
In a robust labor market, more people say 'I Qu... [Published Marketplace - Oct 07 2014]
Retailers Hiring The Most Employees For The Hol... [Published Huffington Post - Oct 05 2014]
UPDATE: 4 surprising strategies for scoring a h... [Published Morningstar.com - Oct 03 2014]
Job cuts on track to be the lowest in 17 years [Published Fortune - Oct 02 2014]
Challenger: September jobs cut lowest in 14 years [Published CNBC - Oct 02 2014]
Retail Holidays Hires to Hit Nearly 400,000 [Published Accessories Magazine - Oct 01 2014]
HoneyBaked Ham hiring 1,000 locally for the hol... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - Sep 29 2014]
HoneyBaked Ham hiring 10,000 seasonal workers [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - Sep 29 2014]
Audio: Holiday hiring heading for 15-year high [Published Austin American Statesman - Sep 29 2014]
10 Companies Cutting The Most Jobs: 24/7 Wall St. [Published Huffington Post - Sep 28 2014]
10 Companies Cutting the Most Jobs [Published 24/7 Wall St - Sep 25 2014]
Holiday Hiring Expected To Hit Highest Level in... [Published Houston Public Media - Sep 19 2014]
Where the jobs are this holiday season [Published CBS News - Sep 19 2014]
UPS, Kohl's, Walmart each plan to add tens of t... [Published Denver Post - Sep 19 2014]
Retailers ramping up holiday hiring efforts [Published Los Angeles Times - Sep 19 2014]
Retailers may hire most holiday workers since 1... [Published Los Angeles Times - Sep 18 2014]
Holiday hiring expected to outpace 2013 [Published Des Moines Business Record - Sep 18 2014]
Strong holiday hiring expected this year [Published Red Eye Chicago - Sep 17 2014]
Kohl’s ramping up CT, US holiday hiring [Published Hartford Business Journal - Sep 17 2014]
Holiday hiring expected to outpace 2013 [Published Central Valley Business Times - Sep 17 2014]
Holiday hiring plans point to economic confidence [Published Reuters India - Sep 17 2014]
UPS hirings, 'It's all good' - John Challenger [Published Reuters Video: Business - Sep 16 2014]
Fast-growing firms opt to stay lean [Published Crains NY Business - Sep 16 2014]
Somerset Guardian published Victors are crowned... [Published Somerset Guardian - Sep 11 2014]
CEO changes jump in August [Published Central Valley Business Times - Sep 10 2014]
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Big Tech Teeters, May Sack Most People since 2009 [Published Zero Hedge - Sep 05 2014]
Wolf Richter   www.wolfstreet.com    www.amazon.com/author/wolfrichter There is one thing for sure that big American tech companies, many of them severely revenue-challenged, excel at: buying other companies. They’re all doing it. And the price ...
Tech takes a major haircut [Published FOX Business - Video - Jul 31 2014]
Challenger, Gray & Christmas CEO John Challenger on job cuts in the tech sector. ...
Here’s Why the Labor Market’s Baby Steps Made I... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Jul 03 2014]
In many ways, the Department of Labor’s June Employment Situation Report was proof that the underlying trends in the U.S. labor market are strengthening. It is an indisputable fact that the 288,000 jobs U.S. employers added to payrolls last month ...
More Stories of Million Dollar Plus Hospital Ex... [Published Health Care Renewal - May 20 2014]
It is spring, time for birds to sing, flowers to bloom, and hospital executives to get more money.  As we do periodically, we have amassed a series of media accounts of the big to enormous compensation paid to top non-profit hospital leaders.  These reports ...
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UPS hirings, 'It's all good' - John Challenger [Published Reuters Video: Business - Sep 16 2014]
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