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Hollywood's jobs picture has brightened considerably over the last two months. The film, television and music industries in Los Angeles County generated 131,600 jobs in March, up 7.9% from February and 12.6% from the same month a year ago, according...
Scott LaChasse’s “three-year job interview” has come to an end. Burbank’s interim police chief — brought to the helm three years ago of a department plagued by allegations of excessive force, discrimination and sexual...
Like the sluggish box office, the jobs picture in Hollywood isn't looking pretty so far this year. Employment in the motion picture, television and sound recording category fell 7.3% to 114,700 jobs in January, compared with the same period a year ago,...
Legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown this week that would require new public employees to work longer before retiring with full benefits, while at the same time requiring them to eventually cover at least half of the contribution to their retirement...
If you’ve ever been put off by a job interview that was intimidating, demeaning or just plain strange, be thankful you weren’t among the candidates for a job at Burnham & Burnham, the fictional Fortune 500 company in “The Grönholm...
The unemployment rate dipped statewide in June, but the tri-city area didn't see the benefit, according to the latest report from the state Employment Development Department. Glendale and Pasadena each saw unemployment rates rise 0.1%, to 9.7% and 8.5%,...
U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) helped introduce legislation last week to rein in the growing practice of employers who require job applicants or current employees to provide access to password-protected accounts, such as Facebook, as a condition of...
Former Deputy Police Chief William Taylor, who was awarded nearly $1.3 million in a discrimination lawsuit, is asking a judge to force the city to purge his personnel records of any reference to wrongdoing and that he be issued a retirement badge...
The City Council this week approved a new contract with the police union this week that includes a 6.5% salary increase for officers, but that will also require them to pay their full share of retirement contributions. Even with officers paying more...
Saying the honor system in Burbank wasn’t enough, Civil Service commissioners this week continued crafting an anti-nepotism policy to codify hiring and other workplace rules in a city where inter-employee relationships abound. Burbank, unlike...
As Burbank’s Civil Service Board tackles what officials say is a long-overdue discussion on employee nepotism and dating at City Hall, the process has highlighted the board’s relative lack of power compared to similar commissions at other...
The Civil Service Board, tasked with creating a nepotism policy, has declined to ban all relatives of city workers from employment, ultimately recommending that the rule apply only to family members of executives within their respective departments....
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