CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2010 |
Faced with a shortfall now reaching $208 million, the top budget official at Los Angeles City Hall said Friday that he is preparing a list of 500 jobs to be cut from the payroll -- on top of the 1,000 already threatened with elimination. Those reductions, if approved by the City Council over the next several weeks, would bring city government personnel cuts to 3,900 this year. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the council have already agreed to let 2,400 employees retire with full benefits up to five years early.
February 26, 2003 |
The chorus of the English National Opera went on strike Tuesday for the first time in nearly 40 years in protest of management's plans to fire one-third of its 60 members. The chorus said it would not appear in Tuesday's show of "The Trojans -- The Capture of Troy" at the London Coliseum -- forcing its cancellation -- and would instead stage a free public recital of Verdi's Requiem at St. Paul's Church at Covent Garden.
June 24, 1986 |
About 3,000 employees will lose their jobs as Greyhound Corp. turns over 96 bus stations to independent operators who will receive a percentage of terminal business, company officials announced Monday. Severance pay and other expenses related to the move will cost Greyhound about $15 million, to be taken out of Greyhound's second-quarter after-tax earnings, John W. Teets, Greyhound chairman and chief executive, said in a statement.
September 8, 1992 |
Nearly one in every four large employers in Oxnard, Ventura and Camarillo plan layoffs in the fourth quarter, according to a survey by Manpower Inc. The temporary help firm said 24% of the companies in the Oxnard Plain are planning layoffs, while only 10% expect to increase their payrolls. The Ventura County outlook is bleaker than that for the state and nation as a whole, according to Manpower.
October 20, 2000 |
Smith & Wesson said it's cutting about 15% of its work force, blaming slumping sales and a boycott by buyers angry about its gun-safety deal with the government. The company, which is owned by Tomkins of Britain, said it would lay off about 125 employees, including some managers, at its plant in Springfield, Mass., within a week.
June 8, 2000 |
Salon.com, which runs a money-losing Web news magazine, unveiled plans to fire 13 employees, or about 9% of its work force, in a bid to cut expenses by 20% and move toward profitability. San Francisco-based Salon.com also said it plans to spend less on freelance writers and marketing. The plans were announced after the close of regular U.S. trading. Salon.com shares, which have fallen about 58% this year, rose 9 cents to close at $2.13 on Nasdaq.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1993
Regarding your story, "Camarillo Hospital To Lay Off 90" on June 15, this seniority-based layoff may give the hospital the appearance of reforming itself. But in reality, it's nothing more that a clever piece of cosmetics. It reduces the staff for sure, but this reduction process will certainly hurt the quality of patient care in the immediate future instead of improving or even maintaining the present level of care. The truth is that Camarillo State Hospital's wing which serves mentally ill patients is outdated and ill-functioning, with top-heavy management.
October 27, 1987 |
Chrysler plans to lay off about 3,500 salaried employees in a bid to cut costs after its $1.6-billion takeover of American Motors, company sources told Reuters on Monday. The nation's third-largest automaker, which earlier this year imposed a hiring freeze, is expected to announce the cutbacks Tuesday morning at a news conference given by chairman Lee Iacocca, the sources said. The layoffs are expected to affect about 9% of the company's salaried employees, the sources said.
April 21, 2009 |
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.
November 14, 2003 |
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.