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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1987
A drop in the number of welfare applicants in Orange County prompted layoff notices Friday to about 50 of the 500 county workers who check those applications, union and county officials said. Kenneth Clark, director of administration for the county Social Services Agency, said the furloughs were required under state regulations, which specify how many workers may be employed according to the caseload.
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BUSINESS
January 15, 1992 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing unexpected cuts in its space business, Rockwell International Corp. said Tuesday that it would lay off as many as 1,000 employees in Downey and Seal Beach by spring, the latest job cuts in the hard-hit Southern California aerospace industry. "We have encountered unexpected reductions in our NASA business," said Robert G. Minor, president of the Seal Beach-based firm's Space Systems Division.
BUSINESS
December 30, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Conoco Inc. said it will eliminate 975 jobs, or 6% of its work force, next year as part of an effort to slash expenses by $500 million, joining other oil-related companies making cuts because of plunging oil prices. The cost-cutting program, which will reduce Conoco's spending by 22%, will result in a $50-million charge against fourth-quarter earnings. A spokesman for Conoco, which is 70% owned by DuPont Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1991
Faced with expected cutbacks in state education funding, the Lancaster School District has issued layoff notices for next year to 18 employees as part of a plan to cope with an expected $2.4-million budget deficit. The notices were sent to two of the district's four music teachers, seven of nine school nurses, three of eight psychologists and to all six assistant principals. The district was required under state law to notify by last Friday any certificated employees facing layoffs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1994 | SHELBY GRAD
The City Council is scheduled to vote tonight on a proposal to lay off seven employees and eliminate 30 positions in an effort to deal with a $3-million shortfall in the city's budget. The layoffs would cover all areas of the city, from the police force and Building Department to the planning and community services sections. If approved, the cuts would bring to 86 the number of city positions that have been eliminated in the past four years, representing 11.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1994 | SHELBY GRAD
More than 60 civilian workers at the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station could lose their jobs under a cost-cutting plan scheduled to take affect in November. The cutbacks are part of a nationwide effort by the Navy to streamline operations and work more efficiently, said Richard Williamson, public information officer for the base. The Department of Defense has asked the weapons station to try to reduce civilian employees from 758 to 600 by next year, Williamson said.
NEWS
November 12, 1992
The Compton Unified School District board this week quietly rescinded 16 teacher layoffs that had been part of a $4.9-million emergency budget-cutting package. Supt. J. L. Handy said the layoffs proved unnecessary because of higher-than-expected enrollment and the resignation of an unspecified number of teachers. In fact, the district may need to hire five or six additional teachers, he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 1991 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As part of a new cost-cutting plan, NBC is eliminating tours of its studios in Burbank, which the network has been conducting for much of the past 50 years. Walk-in tours of the facility already had been suspended last month because of security concerns related to the war with Iraq. Prearranged group tours, which serve tens of thousands of people each year, will be eliminated as of April 1.
BUSINESS
October 7, 2011 | By Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times
In an effort to streamline operations and cut expenses, California's largest workers' compensation insurance company plans to lay off about a fourth of its 6,800 employees. Tom Rowe, chief executive of the government-controlled State Compensation Insurance Fund, said Thursday the company is about 30% overstaffed and will fire as many as 1,800 civil service workers by the end of June. It's the first mass layoff at the San Francisco firm since the 1930s. "The positions being eliminated are in areas where business processes have changed significantly enough that work has been substantially reduced," Rowe said in a companywide email.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1994 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO
Eleven of the 37 Oxnard city employees facing layoffs as part of the city's 1994-95 budget cutbacks are asking the mayor and City Council for severance pay and extended health care benefits. In a letter submitted to the City Council and Mayor Manuel Lopez this week, the employees--some of whom have worked in Oxnard more than 30 years--asked for severance pay and a health insurance extension because they have been informed they will have only about 30 days to find new jobs.
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