Archive for December, 2011

Robins layoffs, mall renovations among top stories of 2011

As the nation’s economy appeared to finally start digging itself out of a huge rut in 2011, signs of a recovery in the midstate were hard to find.

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Last round of layoffs for Johnstown Fire Department

With the 2012 budget set in place, the long fight for the Johnstown Fire Department is over. Four of its members are working their last shifts this weekend. The one word Union President Randy Novosel used to describe the layoffs was disappointment. They have had months to prepare, but he said, it doesn’t change what it could do to their services. “Obviously it’s disappointing. We’ve gone through …

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End of redevelopment may bring Oakland layoffs

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said the city may issue dozens of layoff notices to city employees as soon as mid-January unless the state Legislature commits to salvaging the redevelopment program. The California Supreme Court…

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Layoffs in Scranton go into effect

With the final week of 2011 ending, the layoff of 51 Scranton employees went into effect, according to city officials.Friday was the last day that 29 firefighters were employed by the city, Business Administrator Ryan McGowan said. Today is the last day

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Education sees many changes with cuts, layoffs, charters

For educators and educational institutions, 2011 was marked by slashed budgets, layoffs and a college faculty labor dispute.

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Washington County Updates: Montclair Elementary custodian keeps job, does more in less time

When Beaverton school custodian Mike Boell received one of 50 layoff notices in March, he worried he’d lose his job.

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