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Posted July 09, 2013 by

Teen Summer Employment Strongest in 7 Years

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

Teen hiring got off to its strongest start in seven years in 2013, but heavy employment gains in May appear to have caused employers to pull back slightly in June.  However, with 994,000 16- to -19-year-olds finding seasonal positions so far this summer, it is still possible that teen hiring could outpace 2012, according to John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

A Challenger analysis of just-released government employment data found that employers added 215,000 teenagers to their payrolls in May.  That is the largest number of teens hired in May since 2006, when employment among 16- to 19-year-olds expanded by 230,000 in the first month of the summer hiring season.  (more…)

Posted October 07, 2011 by

U.S. Adding New Jobs in September Isn’t All Good News

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that although nonfarm payroll employment edged up by 103,000 in September, the unemployment rate held at 9.1 percent. The increase in employment partially reflected the return to payrolls of about 45,000 Verizon telecommunications workers who had been on strike in August.

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