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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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The Compton Unified School District board this week quietly rescinded 16 teacher layoffs that had been part of a $4.9-million emergency budget-cutting package.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.
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.
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.
August 20, 1988 | Associated Press
Polaroid Corp. said Friday that it has received expressions of interest from several corporate suitors other than Shamrock Holdings and Forstmann Little & Co., but the company declined to name the potential bidders. Girding for a takeover battle, Polaroid said this week that it would offer early retirement to hundreds more employees, including a quarter of its top executives.
March 4, 1986 | BILL RITTER, San Diego County Business Editor
Sun Savings & Loan Assn., trying to cut operating costs while searching for a desperately needed capital infusion, will trim its staff by 13% by the end of the month. The cost-cutting move is part of an "ongoing plan (to cut) all operating expenses," according to President and Chief Executive John McEwan. Fourteen of Sun's 109 positions will be eliminated by month's end, resulting in an 11% cut in the payroll, McEwan said.
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