Challenger, Gray & Christmas Holds 28th Annual Job Search Call-In
by: Andrew Schneider, December 26, 2013 5:12:00 am
This marks the twenty-eighth year for the Challenger, Gray & Christmas job-search call-in. It’s the only time of the year the company’s services are available to the general public. The firm normally provides counseling only to workers receiving outplacement benefits from their former employers.
John Challenger is the firm’s CEO.
“We have taken our coaches — who, throughout the year, work with out-of-work individuals and help them conduct more effective searches — and asked them to man the lines, telephone lines, to offer support to people who call in.”
Challenger says job seekers are often discouraged from searching during the holidays, thinking that companies suspend hiring until after New Year’s. He says nothing could be further from the truth.
The call-in takes place Thursday, December 26 and Friday, December 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT. The telephone number is (312) 422-5010.