| Jul 1, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Friday marked the end of a well-funded era for the Verdugo Workforce Investment Board, as federal stimulus dollars officially dried up after two years.
The agency is now seeing its own budget and staff reductions, even as its mission is to train...
| 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...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 4:52 PM
Unemployed workers and small-business owners struggling to stay afloat will get an opportunity to learn about government and community resources available to them at a small-business and career fair Thursday.
The event, sponsored by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 5:03 PM
A job fair hosted Thursday by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) had twice the number of vendors than the same event last year, as out-of-work residents and thinly stretched business owners tried to get as many leads as possible.
About 70 companies,...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 7:59 AM
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...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 9:15 AM
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...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 12:25 PM
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...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 7:00 PM
Danny Baca has applied to dozens of jobs and always hears the same line: “We’ll get back to you.”
But they don’t.
The Glendale resident is one of several local veterans who are struggling to find employment.
The jobless rate in...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 10:32 AM
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...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 10:00 AM
The trial of six Italian seismologists and a government official for manslaughter due to their failure to provide warnings of a devastating earthquake after a series of smaller ones has sent a tremor throughout the world’s scientific and political...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 10:37 AM
Glendale police employees have cut their collective body fat by 5% over the last five years under a program aimed at decreasing health care and injury costs.
Cholesterol levels also dropped from an average 207 in 2005 to 189 last year, when 259 employees...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 1:40 PM
Since the current recession took hold, more people have been applying for city jobs. And despite a hiring freeze at City Hall, some departments still have managed to bring on new personnel, according to a recent report.
In the past two fiscal years,...