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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Veterans need more than a holiday

    Veterans Day is upon us, that time of year in which we all pause to remember the sacrifices of our armed forces. But this reflection should take place every day, not just Nov. 11. Amid the parades, speeches and ceremonies is a poorly kept — and...
  • Despite state trend, local unemployment rates worsen slightly

    The communities in the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena area saw slight upticks in their unemployment figures, according to the latest state data released Friday. Burbank and Pasadena both saw a 0.2% increase, putting their jobless rates at 8.4% and 7.9%,...
  • More than 138 Hostess workers to be laid off in Atwater, Glendale

    More than 138 Hostess workers to be laid off in Atwater, Glendale
    The shelves at the Wonder Hostess Bakery Thrift Shop in Glendale Friday were sparse as customers made runs on Twinkies, Ho Hos and Ding Dongs after the iconic snack food company asked a judge for permission to go out of business and lay off 18,500 workers...
  • Census data shows a struggling Glendale

    Census data shows a struggling Glendale
    The latest statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau this week show Glendale has taken a major economic hit since the recession began in 2007. The median household income in Glendale last year fell 15% since the recession took hold at the end of...
  • Unemployment ticks up in tri-city region despite statewide trend

    Unemployment ticks up in tri-city region despite statewide trend
    While the state unemployment rate nudged down in January, local unemployment rates rose slightly throughout the tri-city region with retail, professional services and education shedding the most jobs. The unemployment rates in Burbank and Glendale...
  • Glendale, Burbank teachers dodge layoffs

    Glendale, Burbank teachers dodge layoffs
    Teachers in Burbank and Glendale school districts will not face layoff notices this month, even as some of their colleagues in nearby La CaƱada Flintridge and Pasadena learn they may not be retained for the 2012-13 school year. State law mandates that...
  • Glendale, Burbank school districts could receive millions in federal stimulus funds

    Glendale, Burbank school districts could receive millions in federal stimulus funds
    GLENDALE — State legislators this week approved a bill to release millions in one-time federal stimulus funds to Glendale and Burbank school districts, but local officials said nothing would change until the money was in the bank. But school board...
  • New unemployment figures show little change in Glendale, Burbank

    Unemployment figures in Glendale and Burbank dipped slightly in August, as numbers remained nearly flat in most of the state, according to figures released Friday by the California Employment Development Department. In Glendale, the unemployment rate...
  • Unions want furlough days canceled

    Teachers unions are starting to push for a repeal of upcoming unpaid work furlough days after the state Legislature released millions in federal stimulus funding. The federal money, with $2.5 million going to Burbank Unified and about $5 million to...
  • Schools get a budget boost

    The sky has stopped falling, at least momentarily. After withstanding millions in reduced funding from Sacramento the last two years, Glendale and Burbank school districts got a boost in the 2010-11 state budget Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into...
  • Small Wonders: Reflecting on an unwanted anniversary

    Small Wonders: Reflecting on an unwanted anniversary
    Anniversaries should be celebrated with champagne toasts and shovels of caviar. The one-year mark of getting laid off, however, is a different milestone. Tequila and fish sticks, anyone? In October 2009, the unemployment rate in California was 12.1%....
  • Editorial: Losses could have been worse

    Glendale took it on the chin this week when governing bodies, combating these hard economic times, approved pared-down budgets that include layoffs and concessions. Glendale Unified had to lay off 66 teachers as part of its new budget. Employees at...