| Sep 16, 2011
| 10:12 AM
California's unemployment rate ticked up a notch in August, to 12.1% from 12% the month before, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employers shed 8,400 jobs from payrolls.
The numbers were little surprise to economists, who...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 12:25 PM
Local unemployment rates uniformly dropped in August, even as the number of jobless claims rose statewide, according to state data released today.
In Burbank, the jobless rate dropped from 10.8% in July, to 10.3% in August, according to the state...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 12:18 PM
Federal funding cuts continue to impact the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Caņada Flintridge, where 40 workers were laid off last week, the latest notch in a prolonged period of cutbacks for the agency.
It was the second round of layoffs this year for...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 4:32 PM
California’s largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance plans to lay off more than 500 employees in Glendale next year — part of an overall strategy to cut up to 1,800 jobs statewide.
The government-controlled State...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 10:32 AM
Local unemployment figures in October dipped across the tri-city region based on job gains in several industries, including hospitality and business services.
The jobless rate in Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena dropped 0.3%, according to data released...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 2:34 PM
In a move designed to save Burbank Unified about $1.8 million, teachers union leaders have agreed to a new contract that maintains class sizes, but that also includes six unpaid furlough days, officials said.
The deal, which extends through June 30,...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 1:28 PM
In the “Choose Your Own Adventure” book series, readers were the protagonists who, as they moved from chapter to chapter, were forced to make choices that eventually led to one of dozens of possible outcomes.
So two people reading the same...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 3:26 PM
Three teacher furlough days remain on the 2011-12 Glendale Unified calendar after teachers union representatives failed to bring an updated proposal to the negotiating table Thursday as scheduled, according to district officials.
The unpaid days are...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 4:02 PM
Los Angeles County will be seeing an influx of criminals as part of the state’s prison realignment plan, and state Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Caņada Flintridge) told the LCF City Council Monday night that he is concerned about the plan&...
| Oct 9, 2011
Nearly 130 employees who work for a third-party food-services operation at Walt Disney Co. offices in Burbank and Glendale are slated to be laid off in early November, according to the California Employment Development Department.
The firm, Lifeworks...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 7:56 AM
Hot Pockets aren't quite as hot as they used to be.
In the wake of static sales and increased costs, food giant Nestle is laying off 103 employees — about a sixth of the workers at its plant in Chatsworth that make the microwaveable snacks.
| May 20, 2011
| 5:07 PM
The job market improved slightly in Burbank and Glendale in April, outpacing even more modest gains in the region and state.
Unemployment in Burbank fell from 9.9% in March to 9.6% in April, according to the California Employment Development Department....