Friday Mar 7
Relocations Increase in U.S., Some Regions Worldwide
The percentage of U.S. job seekers relocating for new positions has climbed to its highest level since 2009, according to a report released Feb. 27, 2014, by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. The relocation rate, based on a quarterly survey of managers and executives finding employment, fluctuates significantly from ... (more)
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Thu Mar 06, 2014
Inside Bay Area
Weekly jobless claims drop sharply to 323,000 as layoffs ease
Initial jobless claims fell sharply last week to their lowest level in three months, the Labor Department said Thursday, as a private report showed layoffs eased in February.
Fewer layoffs announced in Colorado during February
The number of planned job cuts announced in February across Colorado was down significantly from a year ago, according to a report released Thursday.
The new reason behind financial job cuts
The financial sector witnessed the highest layoff amount in February, with the sector announcing plans to cut 9,791 workers in the coming weeks and month, the latest Challenger, Gray and Christmas job cut report found.
Planned layoffs fall in February: Challenger
After soaring in January, announced layoffs pulled back last month, hitting the lowest tally for a February since 2000, according to data released Thursday by outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Why It's a Good Time to Relocate to Get Your Next Job
An annual average of 13.3% of job seekers moved for new jobs in 2013 an increase of 36% over 2012, according to a quarterly survey conducted by the global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Small Business Notes
Former managers and executives are starting up their own businesses at a higher rate nationally as the economy improves, according to a recent survey, but the trend may be a little different in Southwest Florida.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Dropout rate spurred by youths
Fewer Americans are now working or willing to work than before the start of the recession, but this bit of bad news makes more sense when one key demographic is studied.
CEO turnover sees big jump in January
Turnover among the nation's CEOs jumped 32 percent in January to its highest level in nearly four years, including one CEO shift in Austin.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Data suggest many teens who aren't working chose not to look
The unemployment rate has been declining, in part because of a declining labor participation rate.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Wall Street Journal
Teens Dropping Out of Labor Force In Good and Bad Times
The nation's historically low labor-force participation isn't driven only by frustrated adults.
Startup activity rises to the highest level four years
The percentage of former executives and managers launching their own businesses increased last year to the highest level since 2009, according to a recent survey of job seekers by Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. The consulting firm's survey found the average startup rate in 2013 rose 31 percent from the year prior.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
JOBS: More execs likely to try flying solo
The number of executive-level workers and former managers who use their expertise for their own businesses last year went up significantly, an indication of an economy that was improving and maybe emboldening many people.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
CEO turnover high in January, report says
A total of 131 CEOs in the United States, mostly at public companies, departed their posts in January, the highest monthly total since February 2010 and 15.9 percent higher than the same period last year, according to findings from Challenger, Gray & Christmas, an outplacement firm.
Wed Feb 12, 2014
CEO Turnover Soars to Four-Year High
A total of 131 CEOs left their posts during the month, up 32.3% from 99 in December, according to outplacement consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
Mon Feb 10, 2014
Downsizings: Planned Job Cuts Up 50% Led by Retail
After falling to a 13-year low in December, monthly job cuts increased nearly 50% to kick off 2014, as U.S.-based employers announced plans to reduce their payrolls by 45,107 in January, according to the latest report on monthly job cuts from Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. Not surprisingly, the heaviest downsizing activity occurred in retail, ... (more)