| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 4:30 PM
As officials continue to press for millions in concessions from the city’s employee unions, records show nearly 30% of Glendale’s municipal workforce earned $100,000 or more last year — a burden shared by cities statewide that experts...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...