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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • 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...
  • 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%....
  • 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...
  • Glendale-based Nestle laying off 103 Hot Pockets factory workers

    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. The...
  • Local unemployment edges up slightly

    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...
  • Burbank Unified, teachers union reach deal on furloughs

    Burbank Unified, teachers union reach deal on furloughs
    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,...
  • Same information, different results

    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...
  • Teacher furlough days remain on Glendale Unified calendar

    Teacher furlough days remain on Glendale Unified calendar
    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...
  • Local jobless rates worsen slightly in May

    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,...
  • Glendale Unified ratifies furlough agreement

    The Glendale Unified school board this week ratified an agreement with its teachers union that does away with three furlough days scheduled for the current school year. The 5-0 vote, which came during the school board meeting Tuesday, finalized a deal...