| Jun 28, 2011
| 4:39 PM
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...
| Nov 13, 2010
Anniversaries should be celebrated with champagne toasts and shovels of caviar. The one-year mark of getting laid off, however, is a different milestone. Tequila and fish sticks, anyone?
In October 2009, the unemployment rate in California was 12.1%....
| Mar 4, 2011
| 4:27 PM
Burbank and Glendale bucked the trend of good employment news in January, losing ground even as state and national jobless figures improved.
The unemployment rate in Burbank grew to 10.7% in January, compared to 10.3% in December, according to the...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 5:17 PM
The upcoming budget cycle will bring hard decisions for the Burbank City Council, pitting funds for firefighters and homeless services against library hours and animal shelters.
Last year for the first time, the city tapped its stabilization fund,...
| Dec 4, 2010
It's easy to feel alone when the world sets you back. A few weeks ago, I wrote about reaching the one-year mark of being unemployed and asked to hear your stories. I wouldn't exactly call my situation misery, but I do love company. And it was heartening...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 8:54 AM
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....
| Mar 5, 2012
| 1:52 PM
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...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 9:46 AM
While the state unemployment rate nudged down in January, local unemployment rates rose slightly throughout the tri-city region with retail, professional services and education shedding the most jobs.
The unemployment rates in Burbank and Glendale...
| Mar 11, 2012
Teachers in Burbank and Glendale school districts will not face layoff notices this month, even as some of their colleagues in nearby La Cañada Flintridge and Pasadena learn they may not be retained for the 2012-13 school year.
State law mandates that...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 4:18 PM
Of the 2,000 jobs slated to be cut by Yahoo, 65 will be at the company's Empire Avenue offices in Burbank, according to filings with the California Employment Development Department.
There were also layoffs at Disney Consumer Products Inc. in Glendale...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 12:26 PM
Two Los Angeles County Superior Courtroom closures announced this week in Burbank and Glendale could affect services for thousands of residents, officials said.
Court officials closed Glendale's Department 3, which handled all civil limited matters,...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 5:26 PM
As officials started the arduous process on Monday of figuring out how to close a projected $15.4-million budget gap, City Manager Scott Ochoa warned that Glendale was facing a “new normal” — and it’s not pretty.
Last year, when...