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April 11, 1991 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hughes Aircraft Co. officials on Wednesday defended a decision by the company's division here to hold a retreat for top executives and their spouses at a lavish resort as the defense contractor was laying off lower-level employees. Hughes officials said the retreats are useful for focusing managers' attention on issues such as the company's diversification into commercial markets and that other Hughes groups plan retreats this year.
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January 10, 2009 | Susannah Rosenblatt
An Orange County judge Friday rejected a request by a county employees union to halt the layoffs of nearly 200 social service employees, many of whom were notified this week that they would lose their jobs. The cuts, a consequence of a steep drop in state funding, will proceed as scheduled, with some social workers, supervisors, secretaries and welfare eligibility technicians working their last day Jan. 19.
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BUSINESS
June 26, 1992 | TED JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Gateway Communications Inc. said Thursday that it has laid off 20 employees because of a significant drop in sales during the past three months. The staff reductions represent about 18% of the Irvine-based company's work force. It was the second round of layoffs at the company this year. About a dozen employees were cut from the payroll in January. Gateway blamed the layoffs on the recession, as well as intense competition that has forced some computer products makers to lower their prices.
BUSINESS
June 18, 1994
RSL Financial Corp., a thrift holding company in Wichita, Kan., that operates one of the bigger mortgage banking operations in Orange County, will lay off 82 workers at its California subsidiary as it consolidates the operations into its Railroad Savings & Loan. The move to absorb the subsidiary, RSL Mortgage Corp., was prompted by a big drop in home mortgages in the California market after interest rate increases this year killed the long boom in the home refinancing market.
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March 4, 1992 | GREG HERNANDEZ
The Capistrano Unified School District voted 5 to 2 this week to send preliminary layoff notices to 284 teachers and administrators by March 15. District officials said that the notices are being sent out only to meet a state deadline for mailing them and that layoffs will occur only if the district fails to find another solution to balancing what could be a $10-million budget shortfall. District Supt. James A.
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May 8, 1991 | TERRY SPENCER
Four employees will be laid off and class size will be increased by one under a budget-reduction plan approved by the Capistrano Unified School District board this week. Eliminated next fall will be the district's music program for kindergarten through third-grade students, along with its two teachers, according to the plan approved Monday night. The district's director of facilities planning and a clerk in the personnel office will also lose their jobs. The plan, which will slash $4.
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May 8, 1991 | TERRY SPENCER
Saddleback Valley Unified School District, which is poised to cut almost $6 million from its budget, will decide tonight whether to lay off 82 teachers and dismantle a host of programs, including remedial reading and music instruction for elementary school students. Board members will convene at 7:30 p.m. at district headquarters to consider those changes and a wide range of other measures that could save an estimated $2.
BUSINESS
January 10, 1989 | LESLIE BERKMAN, Times Staff Writer
As part of a plan to reduce its total work force by 12%, Western Digital Corp. said Monday that it will lay off 200 permanent employees and fire 90 contract workers in Irvine by the end of March. The cuts will be made at Western Digital's circuit board manufacturing plant but will not affect workers at the company's corporate headquarters or at its chip-manufacturing facilities, a company spokesman said. All three are in Irvine.
BUSINESS
September 5, 1991 | ANNE MICHAUD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tough times call for tough measures--or at least some tough tomfoolery. The advertising industry, which lost nearly a third of its 11,000 jobs in Orange County during the last year, is rallying to support its down-and-out members. The Advertising Industry Emergency Fund has scheduled a variety show Wednesday at the Irvine Barclay Theatre in hope of raising $10,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1992 | KEVIN JOHNSON
Thirty positions could be cut from the municipal work force to help close a projected $1.5-million budget deficit next year, city officials said Monday. City Manager James D. Ruth, citing the city's continued sluggish tourist-based economy, said most of the cuts would come in the elimination of positions that are currently vacant. "We didn't expect a quick fix," Ruth said. "And we may never regain the revenue we have lost."
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September 2, 1992 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the second round of staff cuts this year at the Newport Harbor Art Museum, at least two more employees were laid off and a 15% cut in programming is reportedly planned. Accountant Karen Abels and editor Sue Henger were given notice Tuesday, effective Sept. 30. According to several sources, another senior employee was also laid off, and programs will be cut. Ables has worked at the museum for 11 years.
BUSINESS
July 21, 1992 | SUSAN CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Koll Construction, one of California's largest commercial builders, said it will reorganize its southern regional staff. The move will eliminate nine management jobs, making it the company's first layoff during the real estate market's relentless two-year slump. An arm of Newport Beach developer Koll Co., Koll Construction is divided into southern and northern regions. Its southern region has offices in Seal Beach, where it is based, San Diego, Phoenix and Las Vegas.
BUSINESS
June 26, 1992 | TED JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Gateway Communications Inc. said Thursday that it has laid off 20 employees because of a significant drop in sales during the past three months. The staff reductions represent about 18% of the Irvine-based company's work force. It was the second round of layoffs at the company this year. About a dozen employees were cut from the payroll in January. Gateway blamed the layoffs on the recession, as well as intense competition that has forced some computer products makers to lower their prices.
BUSINESS
June 23, 1992 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Emulex Corp. said Monday that it has agreed to sell its line of storage products compatible with Digital Equipment Corp. computers. The buyer is System Industries Inc. in Milpitas, a competitor that sells a variety of computer storage products. System Industries said it will pay $1.875 million in cash, plus a secured note for $625,000 and about 929,000 shares of common stock. A company official valued the purchase at about $5 million.
BUSINESS
April 27, 1992 | CRISTINA LEE
Many county companies have gone through a wrenching period of layoffs in the past two years. Among them, Western Digital Corp. in Irvine reduced its work force from 7,700 employees to 6,300 in the past 18 months; CMS Enhancement Inc., an Irvine manufacturer of data storage products, laid off 30% of its worldwide work force, or 150 people, and Rockwell International Inc. dismissed about 130 employees in February.
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March 31, 1992 | KEVIN JOHNSON
Thirty positions could be cut from the municipal work force to help close a projected $1.5-million budget deficit next year, city officials said Monday. City Manager James D. Ruth, citing the city's continued sluggish tourist-based economy, said most of the cuts would come in the elimination of positions that are currently vacant. "We didn't expect a quick fix," Ruth said. "And we may never regain the revenue we have lost."
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May 9, 1991 | TERRY SPENCER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Despite the pleas of parents and students, the Saddleback Valley Unified School District board voted unanimously Wednesday to lay off 82 teachers, which will likely trigger the dismantling of remedial reading courses as well as science and music instruction for grade-schoolers. The board's action represented one of the first large-scale teacher layoffs to be approved in Orange County since Gov. Pete Wilson announced plans to cut $2 billion from the state's education budget.
BUSINESS
June 23, 1992 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Emulex Corp. said Monday that it has agreed to sell its line of storage products compatible with Digital Equipment Corp. computers. The buyer is System Industries Inc. in Milpitas, a competitor that sells a variety of computer storage products. System Industries said it will pay $1.875 million in cash, plus a secured note for $625,000 and about 929,000 shares of common stock. A company official valued the purchase at about $5 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1992 | GREG HERNANDEZ
The Capistrano Unified School District voted 5 to 2 this week to send preliminary layoff notices to 284 teachers and administrators by March 15. District officials said that the notices are being sent out only to meet a state deadline for mailing them and that layoffs will occur only if the district fails to find another solution to balancing what could be a $10-million budget shortfall. District Supt. James A.
BUSINESS
September 5, 1991 | ANNE MICHAUD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tough times call for tough measures--or at least some tough tomfoolery. The advertising industry, which lost nearly a third of its 11,000 jobs in Orange County during the last year, is rallying to support its down-and-out members. The Advertising Industry Emergency Fund has scheduled a variety show Wednesday at the Irvine Barclay Theatre in hope of raising $10,000.
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