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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • 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...
  • Glendale Unified nears deal with teacher union on furlough days

    Glendale Unified nears deal with teacher union on furlough days
    Bargaining teams for Glendale Unified School District and its teachers union are expected to finalize a deal this week that would defer five unpaid furlough days scheduled for 2012-13. District officials said they expect to put the agreement in...
  • Talks between teachers union, Glendale Unified break down on furlough days

    Five unpaid furlough days remain on the books for the 2012-13 school year at Glendale Unified after a proposed deal to defer them last week fell through. During negotiations Thursday, Glendale Teachers Assn. leaders agreed to defer the furlough days...
  • Despite end of budget process, Glendale faces some big unknowns

    Despite end of budget process, Glendale faces some big unknowns
    A number of budget unknowns this year means that even with the new fiscal year just around the corner, Glendale officials will be left in a state of flux. At a City Council hearing Tuesday on Glendale's draft $165-million budget, officials said they were...
  • Jobless rates in Burbank, Glendale edge up even as state's goes down

    Jobless rates in Burbank, Glendale edge up even as state's goes down
    Burbank and Glendale saw slight upticks in their unemployment rates in May, even as the jobless rate dropped overall for California. Glendale and Burbank both saw their unemployment numbers edge up by 0.1%, coming in at 9.7% and 9.0%, respectively....
  • Glendale looks for volunteer naturalists

    Glendale looks for volunteer naturalists
    Glendale officials are preparing to recruit volunteers, replacing the city's naturalists who were laid off last year. The city has more than 5,000 acres of parks, but no one is patrolling the land to report damage and unsafe conditions or educate the...
  • More than 100 city employees apply for early retirement

    More than 100 city employees apply for early retirement
    About 115 Glendale city employees have applied to invoke an early retirement option aimed at saving City Hall millions of dollars this fiscal year. When the City Council closed a $15.4-million budget shortfall at the end of June, more than half of 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Taken For Granted: Declaring war on joblessness

    No longer restricted to the homeless, dumpster diving is becoming a national sport. It’s now a middle-class athletic event. Last week, while sitting in my car, I noticed a nicely coiffed young woman, neatly attired in jeans, approach a dumpster,...
  • Assemblyman calls for finance openness

    Assemblyman calls for finance openness
    Facing drastic cuts to his Assembly budget allowance, Assemblyman Anthony Portantino plans to introduce a bill that would force the state Legislature to disclose spending totals for all of its members. The Assembly’s Rules Committee ordered...