Archive for February, 2010

Los Angeles budget mess means cutbacks, layoffs (Deseret News)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For two decades, Los Angeles built libraries with a vigor rarely seen in the nation, spending $335…

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Layoffs, Tax Hikes Loom in Park Ridge (FOX News Chicago)

Layoffs of about 17 full-time Park Ridge employees, including police and firefighters, in addition to several tax and fee increases and the elimination of community-group contributions were among the proposals presented to the Park Ridge City Council Saturday as ways to balance the city’s 2010-11 budget.

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Blues membership off 6% amid layoffs (Crain’s Detroit Business)

Primarily due to the poor economy and layoffs in the auto industry, total membership in Blue Cross group accounts dropped 6 percent, bringing membership in groups and individual products to 4.46 million, down from 4.69 million in 2008.

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LA budget mess means cutbacks, layoffs (AP via Yahoo! News)

For two decades, Los Angeles built libraries with a vigor rarely seen in the nation, spending $335 million to get books and computers within the reach of those who might not otherwise have them.

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Faces of the Recession: Layoff sends man down new path (Greeley Tribune)

Angelo Aguilera and the rest of his fellow Kodak workers saw the signs coming. More and more competitors were coming out with similar products. More and more companies were shipping jobs overseas. The health insurance rates kept going up, when at one time Kodak’s health care was enviable. Still, when Kodak announced it was closing the division where Aguilera worked as a production trainer for 29 …

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Modesto school board agenda includes layoff notices (Modesto Bee)

Modesto City Schools trustees could vote to send layoff notices to more than 300 teachers, nurses, c

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