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April 21, 2009 | Cyndia Zwahlen
The women and men, gently prodded by a facilitator, opened up about their daily inspirational practices: "Every morning and every night I create a feeling of gratitude for everything in my life," one woman said. Said another: "Remembering that there are so many people with so much less." Group therapy? No. It's a workforce training session held last month for the employees of Primary Freight Services Inc. of Rancho Dominguez.
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November 14, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The newly installed chief executive of Baltimore schools announced major reforms for the financially strapped district, including as many as 1,000 layoffs. The layoffs, effective in January, will come from all areas of the system, with the last cuts being teachers, Bonnie S. Copeland said. As of June 30, the system had about $51 million in cumulative deficit. School officials said they were hoping to get the system in the black by June 30, 2005.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2009 | Phil Willon
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Monday said unions representing city workers would need to make major concessions to avoid widespread layoffs, including possibly deferring raises, cutting work hours and paying more for retirement benefits. The mayor told reporters that the city is expected to face a $530-million shortfall in the 2009-10 budget year and that 2,800 workers would be laid off unless the unions agree to "shared responsibility and shared sacrifice."
BUSINESS
July 30, 1986 | GREG JOHNSON, Times Staff Writer
General Dynamics said Tuesday that it will lay off more than 300 of its 2,900 Space Systems Division employees in San Diego after cancellation of a program connected to the Space Shuttle. General Dynamics earlier had announced that an undetermined number of layoffs would be required after the National Aeronautics and Space Administration canceled the Shuttle/Centaur program on June 19, nearly five months after the Challenger disaster.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The county will eliminate 75 jobs, most of them in family care clinics, as it copes with a $2.3-million budget cut. The layoffs were mentioned as the Board of Supervisors met all day Monday to review the proposed $364-million budget for the 2004-05 fiscal year. Forty-nine of the jobs to be eliminated already are vacant, due in part to a recent countywide hiring freeze.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2010 | By David Zahniser and Phil Willon
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and City Council leaders have begun laying the groundwork for the elimination of 1,000 more jobs by July 1 in an attempt to eradicate a budget shortfall that has now ballooned to nearly $200 million. Only one month after 2,400 city employees were offered early retirement to help patch a budget gap, the mayor and five council members are scheduled to instruct their budget analysts as early as today to prepare for layoffs and look at privatizing city-owned parking garages, golf courses and airports in Van Nuys and Ontario.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 2012 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
A Los Angeles City Council committee came up with a plan Tuesday to avoid laying off more than 200 city workers at least until Jan. 1, thanks in part to a last-minute discovery of new tax revenues. By realizing an additional $5.8 million in higher than expected property taxes and trimming money from city departments and contracts with outside consultants, the council's Budget and Finance Committee was able to put on hold a plan by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to eliminate 669 positions, 209 of which are currently filled.
BUSINESS
November 28, 2000 | Reuters
A record number of job cuts were announced in the Internet industry in November, surpassing the 5,677 cuts seen in October by 55%, according to a report by recruitment firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. Since last December, when Challenger began tracking "dot-com" job cuts, about 31,056 jobs have been trimmed in the sector. The total for November was 8,789 jobs. The layoffs occurred at 383 companies, of which 20% have gone out of business.
BUSINESS
June 11, 1996 | From Reuters
American businesses cut 230,350 jobs in the first five months of the year, the fastest rate of the decade, according to a survey released Monday by an international outplacement firm. But layoffs in May fell sharply from a year earlier, as staff cuts at several large corporations apparently boosted profits and certain industries face labor shortages, said Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1992 | CAITLIN ROTHER
St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard has started laying off employees and plans to continue to do so throughout the week, although officials Tuesday refused to say how many jobs will be lost. "There's going to be layoffs occurring every day this week," said hospital spokeswoman Rita Schumacher. The hospital "is just not prepared to release any numbers yet."
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