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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Jobless rates drop slightly across tri-city region

    Unemployment rates declined across the tri-city area in March, fueled by continued strengthening in the motion picture industry and sound recording industries. Job gains were also recorded in financial services, information technology and leisure/...
  • Trial looks at Glendale workers' layoffs

    Taking the stand in federal court on Tuesday, a former Glendale parks manager called one of two ex-city workers who is suing for alleged wrongful termination a "jerk" and "one of the worst employees" he's worked with. Dave Ahern, former assistant...
  • City wins in Glendale ranger lay-off case

    Glendale has prevailed in federal court after a jury found the city’s decision to lay off two former parks officials was due to budget pressures, not, as alleged in a lawsuit, because the pair had complained about their boss. Russell Hauck and Eric...
  • Unemployment rate drops across tri-city region

    Unemployment rate drops across tri-city region
    Unemployment rates continued to drop in the tri-city area last month, boosted by job gains in trade, transportation and utilities, as well as leisure/hospitality and residential construction. However, after seeing some strengthening the past few months,...
  • Glendale to avoid layoffs in closing $1.2 million budget gap

    Glendale officials plan to close a $1.2 million budget gap for next fiscal year without reducing staff or using money put aside for police vacancies. Compared to budget gaps of $15.4 million and $18 million, respectively, over the past two years, the...
  • Jobless rates increase in Burbank, Glendale

    Jobless rates in Burbank and Glendale didn’t follow the statewide trend downward last month, according to figures released Thursday. The unemployment rate in Glendale rose to 8.9% from 8% in May, and Burbank came in at 8%, up from 7.5%,...
  • 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...
  • Entertainment industry boosts job rate

    Entertainment industry boosts job rate
    While local unemployment rates inched up in 2010, a modest turnaround in December may signal further improvement in 2011. The strengthening motion-picture industry and the area's indifference to the struggling construction sector have kept Glendale...