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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Number of lay-offs at Glendale City Hall fewer than anticipated

    Despite initially issuing dozens of layoff notices, only five Glendale employees have been let go as part of the city’s efforts to close a $15.4-million budget gap. In addition to the lay-offs, 122 employees opted into early retirement, said city...
  • Unemployment rate falls across tri-city region

    Unemployment rate falls across tri-city region
    Unemployment rates decreased across the tri-city area last month -- some by as much as 0.6%, state officials reported Friday. Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena all saw their jobless rates decline by 0.6% in August, coming in at 9.1%, 9.8% and 8.5%,...
  • Census data shows a struggling Glendale

    Census data shows a struggling Glendale
    The latest statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau this week show Glendale has taken a major economic hit since the recession began in 2007. The median household income in Glendale last year fell 15% since the recession took hold at the end of...
  • Unemployment rates drop in tri-city area

    Unemployment rates drop in tri-city area
    The employment picture improved in the tri-city area in April as every community saw its unemployment numbers drop, according to the latest state figures. Glendale and Pasadena reported the biggest jobless rate decreases, both coming in with 0.7%...
  • Glendale Unified, teachers union still at odds over furlough days

    Unable to reach an agreement last month to eliminate or defer five teacher furlough days scheduled for the 2012-13 school year, Glendale Unified and union officials are now negotiating to schedule them into the district calendar. But even agreeing on...
  • Glendale Unified's chief spokesman delivers news of his own layoff

    In the world of communications, managing bad news is an art form and the public information officer is the artist. For Steven Frasher at Glendale Unified, the practice has included a lawsuit alleging racial profiling and a student suicide. So Frasher...
  • Faced with a budget gap, Glendale approves retirement incentives

    Glendale may save more than $9.5 million annually after 117 employees retire early, but paying for the incentive credited with voluntarily trimming the city's workforce will cost about $1.6 million. The City Council approved the expenditure this week,...
  • Glendale issues layoff notices

    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...
  • Ron Kaye: Empty desks, a new way of life

    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...
  • Glendale Water & Power layoffs under fire

    Glendale Water & Power layoffs under fire
    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...
  • Unemployment rates improve across tri-city region

    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%...
  • Glendale teachers union rejects grant deal

    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...