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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Portantino concerned about released prisoners

    Los Angeles County will be seeing an influx of criminals as part of the state’s prison realignment plan, and state Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) told the LCF City Council Monday night that he is concerned about the plan&...
  • Disney caterer to cut 128 jobs

    Disney caterer to cut 128 jobs
    Nearly 130 employees who work for a third-party food-services operation at Walt Disney Co. offices in Burbank and Glendale are slated to be laid off in early November, according to the California Employment Development Department. The firm, Lifeworks...
  • California's unemployment rate dips

    California's unemployment rate dips
    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...
  • Employment picks up in region

    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...
  • California unemployment rate rises to 12.1% in August

    California unemployment rate rises to 12.1% in August
    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...
  • Local unemployment rates fall even as statewide picture worsens

    Local unemployment rates fall even as statewide picture worsens
    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...
  • More than 500 Glendale workers set to lose their jobs

    More than 500 Glendale workers set to lose their jobs
    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...
  • Local unemployment figures dip

    Local unemployment figures dip
    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...
  • Glendale cuts 110 workers

    Glendale cuts 110 workers
    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...
  • 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 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...