| Oct 21, 2011
| 7:59 AM
California's unemployment rate dipped below 12% in September, and nearly 12,000 new jobs were created.
The jobless rate fell to 11.9%, from 12.1% in August, and was the best performance since June.
"I'd say it's a good gain in jobs, better than what...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 9:15 AM
The employment picture improved in the tri-cities area in September, according to California Employment Development Department figures released Friday.
The unemployment rate in Burbank is 10%, down from 10.3% in August. In Glendale the rate fell from...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 10:12 AM
California's unemployment rate ticked up a notch in August, to 12.1% from 12% the month before, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employers shed 8,400 jobs from payrolls.
The numbers were little surprise to economists, who...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 12:25 PM
Local unemployment rates uniformly dropped in August, even as the number of jobless claims rose statewide, according to state data released today.
In Burbank, the jobless rate dropped from 10.8% in July, to 10.3% in August, according to the state...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 4:32 PM
California’s largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance plans to lay off more than 500 employees in Glendale next year — part of an overall strategy to cut up to 1,800 jobs statewide.
The government-controlled State...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 10:32 AM
Local unemployment figures in October dipped across the tri-city region based on job gains in several industries, including hospitality and business services.
The jobless rate in Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena dropped 0.3%, according to data released...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 5:36 PM
City officials this week warned that it’s going to take longer to trim trees, fix potholes and respond to emails following a reorganization that cuts 110 employees from Glendale’s municipal workforce.
Not since the year 2000 will the...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 7:00 PM
As the city issues another round of layoff notices, more than two dozen employees could be cut in coming months, with Glendale Water & Power seeing the highest impact as officials attempt to pull the utility out of the red.
In addition to issuing the...
| Oct 14, 2012
The email from Moody's credit rating service that popped up on my computer screen boggled my mind: Glendale was among 40 California cities that were downgraded or are facing downgrades, but Los Angeles and San Francisco could get upgrades.
I'm an old...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 6:45 PM
Two Glendale Water & Power employees who received notices in the latest round of layoffs last week blamed city officials on Tuesday for making bad decisions when it came to the suffering utility. And one said he was targeted for being outspoken about...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 11:08 AM
The employment picture got brighter last month in the tri-city region, with some cities seeing unemployment rates drop by nearly 1%, according to the latest state data.
The jobless rates in Glendale and Burbank each declined by 0.9% last month, to 8.9%...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 6:57 PM
With its teachers union continuing to withhold support, Glendale Unified faces the worst-case scenario of having to overnight its 70-page application for federal Race to the Top funds on Monday.
The grant application for the highly competitive pot of...