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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • 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...
  • NASA budget plan could mean mass lay-offs at JPL

    NASA budget plan could mean mass lay-offs at JPL
    Proposed cuts to NASA’s budget would drastically scale back the agency’s efforts to explore Mars and likely lead to hundreds of lay-offs at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge, officials say. Included in the more than $17....
  • La Cañada Unified plans to issue layoff notices

    La Cañada Unified plans to issue layoff notices
    La Cañada Unified officials are expected to announce layoff notices for teachers and classified employees during a regularly scheduled board meeting Tuesday.  The notices are listed in three seperate resolutions on the meeting agenda. Assistant Supt. for...
  • Grant may broaden job prospects for veterans

    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...
  • Local unemployment rates worsen

    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...