U.S. Unemployment Rate Lowest Since January 2009

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The U.S. unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since January 2009, when President Barack Obama took office, signifying job growth picked up over past months. The Labor Department reported Friday that employers added a seasonally adjusted 114,000 jobs to their payrolls in September, dropping the unemployment rate to from 8.1 percent in August to More...

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By Lynn Herman On Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Retailers Hopeful for Holiday Sales Gains, but That May Not Spur Hiring Surge

Challenger Annual Holiday Hiring Outlook, by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. CHICAGO, September 24, 2012 –While solid back-to-school sales boosted the confidence of retailers heading into the all-important More...

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By Lynn Herman On Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Chicago Teachers Return to Work

Chicago teachers returned to work Wednesday after the teachers union voted to suspend its strike, allowing hundreds of thousands of children to return to class. The seven-day strike that disrupted the daily routines More...

Federal Reserve
By Lynn Herman On Friday, September 14th, 2012

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke Announces Plans to Boost Economy and Increase Employment

U.S. stocks rose Friday, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index climbed to its highest level since 2007, as markets around the world responded to the Federal Reserve’s bond-purchase program to boost the economy. The More...

By Lynn Herman On Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Chicago Teachers’ Strike Heads into Third Day

Parents – mothers and fathers are marching with the teachers, while other parents honk their horns, showing their encouragement from cars as the Chicago teachers strike moves into its third day. However, some More...

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By Lynn Herman On Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Job Growth Shows Little Improvement in August

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke described the labor market’s stagnation as a “grave concern” a week ago, raising expectations among economists that the U.S. central bank would pump more money into the More...

By Lynn Herman On Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Survey: Post-Recession Engagement Efforts on the Rise as Most Employers Seek to Boost Employee Engagement

By Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. CHICAGO, August 13, 2012 – Even as employers appear reluctant to ramp up hiring, a new survey shows that the majority are committed to retaining the workers they have More...

By Lynn Herman On Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

July CEO Turnover Lowest for 2012

By: Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. CEO Changes Drop From 2011 with 83 in July CHICAGO, August 8, 2012 – Departures among chief executive officers fell to the lowest level of the year in July, as 83 leadership More...

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By Lynn Herman On Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Job Cuts Decline for Second Month in Summer Lull

By Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. July job cuts total 36,855; lowest of the year. CHICAGO, August 2, 2012 – Planned layoffs declined for the second consecutive month in July, as employers announced job More...

By Lynn Herman On Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

The United States Postal Service has Finally Run Out of Money

USPS confirmed that it won’t make a required $5.5 billion payment due tomorrow to the U.S. Treasury for future retirees’ health care, unless Congress intervenes with a bailout. The postal service has said for More...

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