| Mar 4, 2011
| 4:27 PM
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...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 5:17 PM
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,...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 5:53 PM
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...
| Nov 13, 2010
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%....
| 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 4, 2010
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...
| Jan 25, 2011
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...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 7:56 AM
Hot Pockets aren't quite as hot as they used to be.
In the wake of static sales and increased costs, food giant Nestle is laying off 103 employees — about a sixth of the workers at its plant in Chatsworth that make the microwaveable snacks.
| Jan 20, 2012
| 11:14 AM
Local unemployment rates edged up slightly in December throughout the tri-city region, but figures held steady in a few communities.
The jobless rates in Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, South Pasadena and San Marino all rose by 0.1%, according to data...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 2:34 PM
In a move designed to save Burbank Unified about $1.8 million, teachers union leaders have agreed to a new contract that maintains class sizes, but that also includes six unpaid furlough days, officials said.
The deal, which extends through June 30,...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 1:28 PM
In the “Choose Your Own Adventure” book series, readers were the protagonists who, as they moved from chapter to chapter, were forced to make choices that eventually led to one of dozens of possible outcomes.
So two people reading the same...
| 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...