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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • State to furlough assemblyman's staff

    State to furlough assemblyman's staff
    Staff members of Assemblyman Anthony Portantino’s (D – La Cañada Flintridge) district and Sacramento offices received notice Wednesday from state officials that they will be placed on unpaid furloughs for six weeks starting Oct. 21, Portantino...
  • 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...
  • Disney to lay off 65

    Disney to lay off 65
    Completing a round of job cuts that was announced in June, the Walt Disney Co. will lay off 65 employees Sunday, most of them from the company’s headquarters in Burbank. Although it was reported 200 Disney jobs would be eliminated in June, not...
  • Local jobless rates climb in July

    Local jobless rates climb in July
    Local unemployment figures continued to climb in July. In Glendale, the unemployment rates rose to 11.6%, up from 10.8% in June. The rate in Burbank jumped to 10.8% from 10.1% the month prior, according to the state Economic Development Department....
  • 40 workers laid off at JPL as Congress puts the squeeze on funding

    40 workers laid off at JPL as Congress puts the squeeze on funding
    Federal funding cuts continue to impact the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge, where 40 workers were laid off last week, the latest notch in a prolonged period of cutbacks for the agency. It was the second round of layoffs this year for...