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Expert: Generous Netflix Parental Leave Policy Not Likely To Spread

Workplace expert John Challenger – CEO of outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas – said Silicon Valley companies like Netflix are competing against each other for the best and brightest employees, so they’re raising the stakes.


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Job Search Continues For Many Into 2014

More than 567,000 thousand people are unemployed in the Chicago area alone, and many of them were using the day after Christmas to jump on that job search. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.


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Blackhawks Win Can Be A Hangover For Business

The Blackhawks are the talk of Chicago today, but all that celebrating might not be good for business.


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Planned Layoffs Surged 37 Percent Last Month; More Coming Due To Sequester

Ahead of a key government jobs report to be issued Friday, a Chicago firm said layoffs are picking up in the U.S.


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Layoffs Down From Year Ago, Hiring Remains Weak: Report

A new survey finds that planned job cuts by employers picked up a bit last month but still were way below a year ago.


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Survey: 50 Million Workers Affected By Workplace Bullying

A local workplace analyst warned Tuesday that workplace bullying is affecting more than 50 million people across the country, and costing businesses the service of valued employees.

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Advice Seekers Flooded Phones For Job Coaching Hotline

CHICAGO (CBS) — The outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas wrapped up its annual job advice hotline event Wednesday, and there was no shortage of takers. As WBBM Newsradio’s John Waelti reports, Challenger, Gray & […]

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Renowned Outplacement Firm Opening Job Search Hotline

Starting Tuesday morning, Chicago outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas opens its phone lines to offer free advice to those looking for jobs.

WBBM Newsradio–12/27/2011

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Total Jobs Cuts For 2011 Equal Last Year–With Month To Go

Employers this month announced virtually the same number of job cuts as in October, according to the Challenger, Gray and Christmas monthly survey.


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Report: Job Cuts Were Way Down In October

There is a glimmer of hope on the jobs front this Wednesday, as planned job cuts by businesses plummeted last month.

WBBM Newsradio–11/02/2011

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Stores Starting To Hire Seasonal Workers For Holidays

Fourteen million Americans are still looking for jobs – more than 423,000 in the Chicago area alone. But there’s hope on the horizon. Retailers are beginning to hang out the “for hire” signs for seasonal jobs for the holiday season.

CBS 2–09/19/2011

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Fantasy Football Good For Workplace, Expert Says

Millions of workers sitting at their computers are busy — assembling their fantasy football teams. But one employment consultant sees no reason for employers to be upset, in most cases.


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Good News For Job Cuts, Bad News For Inflation

A couple of new economic reports Wednesday suggest a stronger job market but increased concerns about inflation.

WBBM Newsradio–05/04/2011

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Job Cuts Up For Second Straight Month

The Chicago outplacement firm, Challenger, Gray & Christmas says planned job cuts soared again in February, the second straight month they’ve gone up.

WBBM Newsradio–03/02/2011