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Romance at work under the radar

Romance at work under the radar

CHICAGO, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Valentine's Day is a reminder that romances at work are flourishing, if under the radar, a U.S. employment research firm said Monday.

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U.S. markets rally at risk ... Spending growth slowed in December ... Job cuts relatively stable in January ... Jobs that pay on two years of college ... News from United Press International.

Job cuts relatively stable in January

CHICAGO, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. layoff announcements were relatively muted in January, a private outplacement firm said Thursday.

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U.S. stocks post gains ... Letter challenges Wal-mart on bribery case ... 2012 ended with spate of CEO exits ... American Express to ax 5,400 jobs ... News from United Press International.

2012 ended with spate of CEO exits

CHICAGO, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- More than 100 U.S. companies experienced changes at the top in December, pushing the final three-month total of CEO changes for 2012 to 323, a firm said.

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U.S. markets close higher ... AIG say no to joining lawsuit ... In Calif. short sales surpass foreclosures ... Job worries help flu to spread ... News from United Press International.

Job worries help flu to spread

CHICAGO, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The chief executive of outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas in Chicago said job security worries are not helping workers stay healthy this flu season.

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Markets stumble ... Fed settles mortgage abuse with 10 banks ... Holiday hiring highest since 2006 ... Crude oil stalls at $93 per barrel ... News from United Press International.

Holiday hiring highest since 2006

CHICAGO, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. retail hiring for the 2012 holiday season returned to pre-recession levels, outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas said Monday.

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Markets turnaround Thursday ... 2012 job cuts lowest total since 1997 ... Google exec to travel to North Korea ... Big Apple business activity expands ... News from United Press International.

2012 job cuts lowest total since 1997

CHICAGO, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. layoff announcements dropped in December, giving 2012 the lowest annual total since 1997, a private outplacement firm said Thursday.

Retailers set hiring record in November

CHICAGO, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- A human-resources research firm said U.S. retailers added 465,500 jobs in November, topping the record for the month, set in 2007, by 100 jobs.

Annual free job-search advice days planned

CHICAGO, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. executive placement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas said it would provide free job-search counseling by telephone for two days at the end of the year.
Employers slow down layoff announcements

Employers slow down layoff announcements

CHICAGO, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- For the third time in the year, job cuts announced by U.S. firms in July were lower than the same month from the previous year, a research firm said.

Job cuts slide in June

CHICAGO, July 5 (UPI) -- Job cut announcements made by U.S. employers in June fell to the lowest number in more than a year, a private research firm said Thursday.
A withering, but patriotic slump

A withering, but patriotic slump

CHICAGO, July 2 (UPI) -- Hump day might turn into slump day this week, a Chicago outplacement firm said.
Older workers lead the comeback

Older workers lead the comeback

CHICAGO, June 25 (UPI) -- U.S. workers 55 and older have enjoyed the largest comeback of any age group in the slowly recovering economy, a private research group found.

Layoff announcements jumped in May

CHICAGO, May 31 (UPI) -- U.S. employers announced a reduction of 61,887 jobs in May, the most since September, a private research group said.
Unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

Unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. economy added 115,000 jobs in April, dropping the unemployment rate to 8.1 percent, the U.S. Labor Department said Friday.

Advice: Leaving a job? No ranting

CHICAGO, March 15 (UPI) -- Chicago employment consulting company Challenger, Gray & Christmas warned employees not to burn bridges when they quit their jobs.

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Firm: Workers distracted by March Madness

Firm: Workers distracted by March Madness

CHICAGO, March 1 (UPI) -- A Chicago outplacement firm said employers should be aware of lost productivity from fans who follow the NCAA March Madness tournament.

Firm warns of workplace anger

CHICAGO, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas warned that U.S. companies could be packed with angry workers this Valentine's Day season.

Nail that elusive job, promotion or raise

CHICAGO, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Finding a job in 2012 will be hard but not hopeless, Chicago human resources firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas said Tuesday.
Job cuts top 2010 total

Job cuts top 2010 total

CHICAGO, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Announced job layoffs for the year have already surpassed the total for U.S. job cuts announced in 2010, a private research firm said.
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