| Mar 11, 2012
Teachers in Burbank and Glendale school districts will not face layoff notices this month, even as some of their colleagues in nearby La Cañada Flintridge and Pasadena learn they may not be retained for the 2012-13 school year.
State law mandates that...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 7:59 AM
California's unemployment rate dipped below 12% in September, and nearly 12,000 new jobs were created.
The jobless rate fell to 11.9%, from 12.1% in August, and was the best performance since June.
"I'd say it's a good gain in jobs, better than what...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 9:15 AM
The employment picture improved in the tri-cities area in September, according to California Employment Development Department figures released Friday.
The unemployment rate in Burbank is 10%, down from 10.3% in August. In Glendale the rate fell from...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 10:30 AM
The unemployment rates in Burbank and Glendale worsened slightly in May, eroding gains made the month before, according to the latest jobs report released Friday.
In Burbank, the jobless rate increased slightly to 9.7% in May from 9.6% in April,...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 4:39 PM
Regional workforce officials say they plan to use a $465,000 federal grant to train local military veterans for a rebounding manufacturing industry.
The Verdugo Workforce Investment Board plans to use about half the funds to train veterans to manufacture...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 2:57 PM
Staff members of Assemblyman Anthony Portantino’s (D – La Cañada Flintridge) district and Sacramento offices received notice Wednesday from state officials that they will be placed on unpaid furloughs for six weeks starting Oct. 21, Portantino...
| 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...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 5:36 PM
City officials this week warned that it’s going to take longer to trim trees, fix potholes and respond to emails following a reorganization that cuts 110 employees from Glendale’s municipal workforce.
Not since the year 2000 will the...