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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Glendale Unified awaits word on early retirement takers

    Glendale Unified awaits word on early retirement takers
    Glendale Unified administrators are awaiting word from 350 employees who qualify for early retirement as part of an effort to reduce the number of lay-offs next year, official said this week. The popularity of the early retirement program will be crucial...
  • Year in Review: John Drayman indicted, 'Knock-knock' burglaries, Kim Kardashian's mayoral ambitions and much more

    Year in Review: John Drayman indicted, 'Knock-knock' burglaries, Kim Kardashian's mayoral ambitions and much more
    Glendale got introduced to a whole a new meaning for "knock knock" in 2012, and became the focus of international media coverage after becoming the object of desire for two television stars — Kim Kardashian and a black bear with a taste for...
  • Cuts to local schools loom, but Prop. 30 passage 'doesn't make it any worse'

    Cuts to local schools loom, but Prop. 30 passage 'doesn't make it any worse'
    When Proposition 30 passed this week with 54% of the vote, it came with the promise of no mid-year cuts to schools. But the success of the tax measure underscores the remaining burden on local school officials who still wrestle with the consequences of...
  • Unemployment rates fall across tri-city region

    Unemployment rates fall across tri-city region
    The unemployment rate for the greater Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena region dropped in November alongside the state figure, according to the data released Friday. The jobless rates for the three largest cities — Glendale, Pasadena and Burbank —...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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%....
  • 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...