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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • 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...
  • Job center staying busy

    Job seekers continue streaming into Glendale's Verdugo Jobs Center amid the shaky economic recovery. Officials say between 9,000 and 10,000 people each month visit the center to get training or find leads on possible jobs — a telling symptom of...
  • Local jobless figures rise

    Local jobless figures rise
    Burbank and Glendale bucked the trend of good employment news in January, losing ground even as state and national jobless figures improved. The unemployment rate in Burbank grew to 10.7% in January, compared to 10.3% in December, according to the...
  • Hard choices face city budgeters

    Hard choices face city budgeters
    The upcoming budget cycle will bring hard decisions for the Burbank City Council, pitting funds for firefighters and homeless services against library hours and animal shelters. Last year for the first time, the city tapped its stabilization fund,...
  • Health care helps power jobs rise

    Health care helps power jobs rise
    Employers in Los Angeles County posted more than 2,300 ads for registered nurses in February, according to the state Employment Development Department. Providence Health & Services, operator of Burbank’s Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and...
  • Unemployment drops slightly in Burbank, Glendale

    Unemployment drops slightly in Burbank, Glendale
    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....
  • Small Wonders: Thoughts from the unemployed

    Small Wonders: Thoughts from the unemployed
    It's easy to feel alone when the world sets you back. A few weeks ago, I wrote about reaching the one-year mark of being unemployed and asked to hear your stories. I wouldn't exactly call my situation misery, but I do love company. And it was heartening...