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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • BUSD teachers safe, for now

    For the first time in three years, Burbank Unified will not issue pink slips to teachers, administrators said. The district will use $2.5 million from a one-time federal education jobs bill to maintain its teaching staff through the next fiscal year,...
  • Survey says residents like Burbank

    In spite of the recovering economy and ongoing investigations into the Police Department, a recent survey shows that 96% of Burbank residents generally are satisfied with the city. About 78% of those surveyed reported they were very satisfied overall...
  • Disney to cut 200 jobs

    Roughly 200 positions are expected to be eliminated by the Walt Disney Co., most to be absorbed by the company’s Burbank headquarters, in a round of layoffs next week, according to a company source. Some of the positions to be eliminated currently...
  • Sickening display of benefits for the rich

    I am sure that I have this straight — the Republicans in Congress held the extension of unemployment benefits hostage until President Obama agreed to a two-year extension of the infamous deficit blossoming Bush tax cuts. In other words, in order...
  • Local unemployment edges down

    Local unemployment edges down
    Local unemployment figures edged down in November across the tri-city region, fueled by increases in industries such as retail, healthcare and hospitality. The unemployment rates in Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena all dipped by 0.3%, according to data...
  • Teachers, district hit wall in contract negotiations

    Teachers, district hit wall in contract negotiations
    Burbank teachers took to city streets Thursday to demand that school district officials return to the bargaining table to finalize the terms of a new contract. Burbank Unified and the Burbank Teachers Assn. have been locked in negotiations for months,...
  • Burbank Unified faces grim future

    Burbank Unified faces grim future
    Burbank Unified officials cast a dire future for local schools during a community meeting Thursday. After years of state budget cuts, the district is preparing to slash its budget again and may lay off teachers and staff, increase class sizes and...
  • City treasurer appointment sets up similar need on Burbank school board

    City treasurer appointment sets up similar need on Burbank school board
    Burbank Unified School Board President Debbie Kukta will be the city's next treasurer, while longtime Burbank resident and Glendale Community Relations Coordinator Zizette Mullins was named Burbank city clerk Thursday. Kukta and Mullins were both...
  • Unemployment rate ticks up locally, down in state

    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%,...
  • Burbank Unified restores school days

    Burbank Unified and its main teachers union have agreed to restore three instructional days and one staff development day to the 2010-11 school year, district officials said. The agreement, which was approved on Oct. 21, means that Burbank schools...
  • Plan may save jobs

    WEST BURBANK — Administrative assistants and other non-teaching employees at Burbank Unified are close to a deal that would spare 27 people from being laid off in exchange for their union agreeing to five unpaid work furlough days, officials said....
  • Pink slips may be nixed

    WEST BURBANK — A tentative agreement between the Burbank Unified School District and its teachers union will rescind all 67 teacher pink slips sent out earlier this year in exchange for six unpaid work furlough days for the 2010-11 school year,...