| Jan 28, 2013
| 7:39 AM
The Hollywood jobs picture continued to improve last year.
Employment in Los Angeles' entertainment industry climbed nearly 4% in 2012, reflecting an upswing in feature film production in the fourth quarter and a surge in commercial shoots, which climbed...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 2:52 PM
California leads U.S. states in science and engineering employment, according to a new report from researchers at the National Science Foundation.
In 2011, the state employed 786,653 people in science and engineering jobs — nearly 14% of the 5.7...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Jobless rates in Burbank and Glendale didn’t follow the statewide trend last month, falling despite an overall increase in the unemployment rate in California, according to figures released Friday.
The unemployment rate in Glendale fell to 8.9%...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 12:11 PM
The other night the City Council decided to hire 15 new firefighters. These individuals know that after 30 years, they will be earning considerably more than their starting salary, plus a lifetime pension at age 55.
Being a fire fighter is hazardous,...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 9:59 AM
Unemployment rates declined across the tri-city area in March, fueled by continued strengthening in the motion picture industry and sound recording industries.
Job gains were also recorded in financial services, information technology and leisure/...
| May 11, 2013
| 7:41 AM
As Glendale struggles to get a handle on its growing pension obligations, records show that about 11% of the nearly 1,350 city retirees draw annual pensions of more than $100,000 a year — and some of them far more than that.
At the top of the list...
| May 17, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Unemployment rates continued to drop in the tri-city area last month, boosted by job gains in trade, transportation and utilities, as well as leisure/hospitality and residential construction.
However, after seeing some strengthening the past few months,...
| Apr 7, 2011
| 2:16 PM
Editor's Note: Numerous instances of plagiarism have been discovered in Dan Kimber’s “Education Matters” column, which ran in the News- Press from September 2003 to September 2011. In those columns where plagiarism has been found, a...
| May 19, 2011
| 2:13 PM
A job fair for military veterans planned for Friday at the Glendale National Guard Armory has been canceled due to what officials said was a lack of uniformed personnel to handle the event.
The fair, organized by the California Economic Development...
| May 20, 2011
| 5:07 PM
The job market improved slightly in Burbank and Glendale in April, outpacing even more modest gains in the region and state.
Unemployment in Burbank fell from 9.9% in March to 9.6% in April, according to the California Employment Development Department....
| Jan 25, 2011
While local unemployment rates inched up in 2010, a modest turnaround in December may signal further improvement in 2011.
The strengthening motion-picture industry and the area's indifference to the struggling construction sector have kept Glendale...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 1:26 PM
CITY HALL — Already grappling with an annual employee pension tab of more than $20 million, Glendale officials have been bracing for the bill to balloon.
But a recent state forecast is even pricier than feared, officials said.
Over the next...