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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • Glendale looks for volunteer naturalists

    Glendale looks for volunteer naturalists
    Glendale officials are preparing to recruit volunteers, replacing the city's naturalists who were laid off last year. The city has more than 5,000 acres of parks, but no one is patrolling the land to report damage and unsafe conditions or educate the...
  • More than 100 city employees apply for early retirement

    More than 100 city employees apply for early retirement
    About 115 Glendale city employees have applied to invoke an early retirement option aimed at saving City Hall millions of dollars this fiscal year. When the City Council closed a $15.4-million budget shortfall at the end of June, more than half of the...
  • Local unemployment edges up slightly

    Local unemployment rates edged up slightly in December throughout the tri-city region, but figures held steady in a few communities. The jobless rates in Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, South Pasadena and San Marino all rose by 0.1%, according to data...
  • 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...
  • Glendale-based Nestle laying off 103 Hot Pockets factory workers

    Hot Pockets aren't quite as hot as they used to be. In the wake of static sales and increased costs, food giant Nestle is laying off 103 employees — about a sixth of the workers at its plant in Chatsworth that make the microwaveable snacks. The...
  • 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...
  • 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...