| 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....
| 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...
| 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 22, 2011
| 1:22 PM
For the second straight month, unemployment rates in Burbank and Glendale have increased in lockstep, according to the latest jobs statistics released Friday.
Burbank’s rate climbed from 9.7% in May to 10.1% last month, according to the...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 5:00 PM
No longer restricted to the homeless, dumpster diving is becoming a national sport. It’s now a middle-class athletic event.
Last week, while sitting in my car, I noticed a nicely coiffed young woman, neatly attired in jeans, approach a dumpster,...
| 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...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 6:13 PM
Facing drastic cuts to his Assembly budget allowance, Assemblyman Anthony Portantino plans to introduce a bill that would force the state Legislature to disclose spending totals for all of its members.
The Assembly’s Rules Committee ordered...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 2:21 PM
Completing a round of job cuts that was announced in June, the Walt Disney Co. will lay off 65 employees Sunday, most of them from the company’s headquarters in Burbank.
Although it was reported 200 Disney jobs would be eliminated in June, not...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 11:40 AM
Local unemployment figures continued to climb in July.
In Glendale, the unemployment rates rose to 11.6%, up from 10.8% in June. The rate in Burbank jumped to 10.8% from 10.1% the month prior, according to the state Economic Development Department....
| 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...