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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Technicolor to close Flower Street facility less than two years after opening it

    Technicolor Inc. plans to close down its Flower Street facility in Glendale and lay off 50 employees by March 28, less than two years after opening the location, according to a recent state filing. Plans for the layoffs and closure, filed with the...
  • Glendale Unified teachers, others accept early retirement deal, but layoffs still possible

    Sixty-one Glendale Unified teachers have accepted the district’s early retirement plan, a figure that could prevent teacher layoffs later this year, officials said. District officials had hoped at least 75 teachers would take the offer, but just 61...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Schools get a budget boost

    The sky has stopped falling, at least momentarily. After withstanding millions in reduced funding from Sacramento the last two years, Glendale and Burbank school districts got a boost in the 2010-11 state budget Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • First round of layoff notices issued at Glendale City Hall

    Six Glendale employees received layoff notices last week, the first of more than two dozen who are expected to be cut from the city's payroll due to the loss of local redevelopment revenues. The employees are split evenly between management and non-...