Firm Offers Free Job Search Counseling

December 20, 2002 ( - An outplacement firm is offering free job-search advice from its counselors.

Challenger, Gray & Christmas said job seekers could call the firm from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Central Standard Time, on December 26 and December 27. The phone number is 312-332-5790.

In its announcement about the free advising, Challenger said it expects a high call volume because corporate scandals, the troubles on Wall Street and threats of terrorism have likely contributed to a heightened sense of dread among job seekers.

Also, Challenger said December is usually the biggest job-cut month so there should be more people pounding the job-seeking pavement at this time of year.