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Archive for the ‘Inspiring Thoughts’ Category

Take Advantage of the Time Between Jobs



The latest Challenger report of quarterly job search times indicates that during the last quarter of 2008, it took job seekers about 3.0 months to find a new position. It is an ample amount of time to conduct professional self-improvement. BY JOHN A. CHALLENGER By taking a proactive stance to increase marketable ...

Job Seekers Biggest Obstacle? Many job seekers reluctant to relocate



As the slowing economy forces employers to put the brakes on new hiring, job seekers have seen their searches lengthen by nearly one month. However, job seekers’ understandable reluctance to relocate may be inflating the time it takes to find a new position. BY JOHN A. CHALLENGER The median job search ...

Forecast: Heavy job cuts into early 2009



Uncharacteristically heavy job cutting over the summer months could lead to the largest post-Labor Day downsizing since 2002. Furthermore, the surge in layoffs is expected to extend into the first three to four months of 2009 as retailers, airlines, consumer products manufacturers and other sectors of the economy absorb the ...

Holiday Hiring Forecast: Weak



BY JOHN A. CHALLENGER Bleak conditions for retailers as the holiday selling period approaches are expected to keep seasonal hiring well below last year’s level, according to the annual holiday hiring forecast by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. Retailers are facing an uphill battle this year. Consumers are ...

Jobs Will Be Job One For New President



BY JOHN A. CHALLENGER OUTLOOK: POST-ELECTION JOB CREATION Jobs are on the forefront of many Americans’ minds going into this election season, especially job seekers. Each candidate promises to enact policies that will help ignite a recovery and new job growth, but where that growth occurs will depend heavily on who wins ...

Oldest Americans Gain Jobs Even As Other Age Groups Suffer Losses



BY JOHN A. CHALLENGER The slowing economy has dampened the demand for older workers, but not much. The number of workers 55 and older is still growing significantly while those younger than 45 struggle with widespread job loss. An analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, ...

Wanted: Green Collar Workers



By Franke James, Founder, Office-Politics.com (Article originally published on www.MyGreenConscience.com) Would you -- or your kids -- rather work at a 'McJob' or a 'Green Collar' job? Let's hope we can convince lots of young people that green collar jobs offer far brighter opportunities than any McJob, because the world needs a ...