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Posted January 31, 2013 by

January Job Cuts 24% Lower Than a Year Ago

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

The nation’s employers announced plans to cut payrolls by 40,430 jobs in January, up 24 percent from 32,556 in December, according to the latest report on planned job cuts released Thursday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

While January job cuts were up from the previous month, they were 24 percent lower than the 53,486 layoffs announced by employers the same month a year ago.  This was, in fact, the third lowest January total in Challenger records going back to 1993.  The only years to see fewer January job cuts were 1995 (38,962) and 2011 (38,519). (more…)

Posted December 22, 2011 by

Seasonal Hiring and Job Applications Both Increase

The United States eQuest Employment Index showed continued positive movement in the recruitment space moving forward to 102.44 from 102.03. This gain was achieved in November with strong hiring in the retail and additional season positions. The additional job posting were accompanied by an increase in applicant traffic which somewhat slowed the index growth.

Outside of the retail industry the number of new job requisitions was spread across a wide span of industries in the US demonstrating continued consistency of minimal but steady growth. The healthcare industry again showed the strong growth in both regions through the month with a significant increase in overall job postings. Production and manufacturing-based industries continue to occupy the bottom of the Employment Index driven by a continued lack of a significant number of new positions being added to the marketplace. Geographically, states with the highest hiring demand in November were Idaho, New Mexico and Arizona while Missouri, Mississippi and Alabama showed the lowest demand indices. (more…)

Posted October 28, 2011 by

Retailers Are Adding Thousands More Holiday Employees

Are consumers expected to spend a lot of money this holiday season?

Hey, someone must be shopping.  Major retailers across the board are planning to add thousands of temporary employees during the upcoming holiday season.  While seasonal cashiers aren’t a new development, it’s worth pointing out that despite the ongoing economic slump, many stores are actually hiring more holiday workers than last year.

To find out who is hiring, check out the following link: http://thehighlow.com/2011/10/retailers-are-adding-thousands-more-holiday-employees/