DHR International kicks off CHRO search for PPL Corporation

DHR International has been retained by PPL Corporation to lead its search for a chief human resources officer (CHRO). The search will be conducted by Jerry McGrath, managing partner of the firm’s global human resources practice, along with Joe Huddle, its industrial practice managing partner, and senior associate Christine Pasieka. DHR International recruits hundreds of human resource professionals annually to its global client roster. Areas of specialty within the firm’s human resources practice include CHRO; compensation & benefits; divisional & geographic generalists; diversity; executive leadership & development; HR information systems & operations; industrial & labor relations; talent management & organizational development; and talent acquisition. DHR has completed a number of…

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Weak September jobs report

CNNMoney reported that the U.S. economy only added 142,000 jobs in September and the number of jobs created in July and August were revised down. Economists surveyed by CNNMoney predicted there would be 204,000 jobs gained in the month. With the disappointing report, the unemployment rate stayed at 5.1%, its lowest level in seven years. The weak September jobs report could be a sign that slowing global economic growth is beginning to hurt the U.S. job market. At least one large U.S. company — Caterpillar — cited the global slowdown for announcing 10,000 job cuts over the next few years. Uncertainty abroad can…

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