Challenger, Gray & Christmas

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Challenger, Gray & Christmas
Type Outplacement and Career Transition Services
Founded Chicago, Illinois, USA (1962 (1962))
Number of locations Offices throughout North America
Area served North America and Globally
Key people John A. Challenger, CEO
Services Outplacement Services

Challenger, Gray & Christmas, with headquarters located in Chicago, Illinois, is the oldest executive outplacement firm in the US. It has offices throughout North America.

Company goals[edit]

The firm's primary goal is to make the transition to reemployment easier for displaced workers [1] It was founded in 1962 [2] The company specializes in sponsoring business benefits and services in the following areas: 1) Communication Strategy & Timing, 2) Phase Out/Shut Down 3) Community Awareness 4) Employee Retentionn 5) Contingency Planning, 6) Security and 7) Public Agency Involvement.

Current CEO[edit]

Mr. John A. Challenger is the current Chief Executive Officer of this company. He is known as one of the subject matter experts in employment concerns for job market news in the United States.

Media coverage[edit]

The media has covered the results of the studies that the company has put together. These include the cost of 2007 "March Madness" on the productivity of U.S. businesses,[3] the flat rate of hiring seasonal workers[4] in 2011, declining rate of teen employment in 2012,[5] rising planned layoffs at the U.S. companies in 2013[6] One of the key developments of this firm is the awarding of a $5 million federal contract from the U.S Navy's Chief of Naval Installations Milling, Tennessee, for professional, scientific and technical services.

Surveys[edit]

The firm also conducts regular surveys and issues reports on the state of the economy, employment, job-seeking, layoffs and executive compensation. It conducts one-off surveys on such subjects as workplace bullying, lost productivity due to the Super Bowl, and working women.

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