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By Angela Hokanson | May 8, 2008
Glendale teens and young adults milled around the Youth Job Fair at the Verdugo Jobs Center on Wednesday, many looking for leads as they prepared to enter the job market for the first time. Most of the visitors were local high school students, and the approximately one dozen potential employers were companies and agencies with Glendale locations. “The main purpose is just connect the youth with the employers,” said Michael Kiaman, a program specialist with the Glendale Youth Alliance.
NEWS
October 16, 2002
Recent changes in the economy have many workers thinking about how to make themselves more valuable in the job market. But how can adults already juggling career and family demands make time for class? Flexibility is the key, according to Woodbury University's Mary A. Collins, Ph.D. The good news is that universities such as Woodbury recognize this trend and offer innovative programs that make degrees more accessible. Dr. Collins advises working adults to: Realistically assess your goals and your situation.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | May 20, 2011
The job market improved slightly in Burbank and Glendale in April, outpacing even more modest gains in the region and state. Unemployment in Burbank fell from 9.9% in March to 9.6% in April, according to the California Employment Development Department. In Glendale, the rate dropped from 10.6% in March to 10.3%. Statewide, unemployment ticked down from 12% to 11.9%, as employers added only 13,100 net nonfarm jobs in the month. In Los Angeles County, the unemployment rate slipped from 12.3% in March to 12.1% in April, according to the state.
NEWS
March 26, 2005
What is the most important issue facing the college? In my view, the most important issue facing the college is the need to get the community involved in the community college. What little the community knows about what is going on at the college comes from press releases given to the community to announce decisions that have already been decided by the staff. An example is the recent emergency meeting on closing the aviation maintenance program. My question is, why an emergency board meeting?
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By Christopher Cadelago | June 19, 2010
T heir futures uncertain, the Glendale High School Class of 2010 embraced the unknown Friday with confidence in a series of speeches at their graduation ceremony on Moyse Field. The rush of more than 4,500 family members, friends and educators that eventually lined the stands soon gave way to moments of reflection from a handful of students. Kellie Rae Torio flashed medals secured through hours of community service and academic achievement, hard work that she said had come to epitomize her class.
NEWS
March 28, 2001
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- It's been a very good year, so far. Though the number of workers in Glendale has grown this year, the unemployment rate in the city has fallen, according to figures released by the state Employment Development Department. But the threat of an entertainment-industry strike this summer could reverse the downturn. Following a statewide trend, unemployment in Glendale has decreased since the start of the year. Preliminary figures show unemployment in the city fell to 4.5% in February, a significant drop from the 5.2% rate in January.
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By Pat Grant | June 23, 2010
As the school year ends, many teenagers seeking summer employment will face a brutally tough job market. What follows is addressed to young male job seekers and may seem a bit harsh, but will hopefully prove helpful to some. Let's start with the basics: All job opportunities require a face-to-face interview. Despite living on the mobile phone a good part of your student life, you won't be able to call this one in! Old(er) guys and gals still rule the job market, so your appearance will be a big consideration, especially if your prospective boss is a generation or two older.
BUSINESS
By Veronica Rocha | February 16, 2010
GLENDALE — Recently released state prison inmates could soon get training and employment services at the city’s Verdugo Jobs Center. The center is slated to receive a $171,959 grant from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to pay for job services for parolees who were released early as part of a budget plan to cut down on prison costs. The City Council on Tuesday will likely approve the one-year grant because the state has required that all workforce investment boards throughout the state provide services to early-release parolees, according to a city report.
BUSINESS
By Zain Shauk | January 20, 2010
The U.S. Census Bureau will hire at least 3,000 workers in the San Fernando Valley this year, including about 1,500 in Burbank, offering a potential boost to sagging employment figures in the region, the bureau and experts said. The workers will be part of the effort to tally demographic information in the region as part of the nation’s 10-year count, bureau officials said. The bureau will hold a grand opening ceremony at 2 p.m. today for the Burbank office, at 2727 West Alameda Ave., Suite 300. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks)
NEWS
December 23, 2005
My Christmas got a little sweeter with a phone call last week. I was making plans with a friend of mine for my trip home for the holidays when he turned the phone over to his brother, Brad. The last time I had seen Brad was in May 2004. My uncle and cousin made the seven-hour drive from Ohio, and I flew in to attend my brother's high school graduation. We threw a party to celebrate. In all the excitement we forgot to bake a cake. Brad found out and brought one over, saving the day. He's that type of guy, just a caring and considerate individual who puts others' feelings first.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | May 20, 2011
The job market improved slightly in Burbank and Glendale in April, outpacing even more modest gains in the region and state. Unemployment in Burbank fell from 9.9% in March to 9.6% in April, according to the California Employment Development Department. In Glendale, the rate dropped from 10.6% in March to 10.3%. Statewide, unemployment ticked down from 12% to 11.9%, as employers added only 13,100 net nonfarm jobs in the month. In Los Angeles County, the unemployment rate slipped from 12.3% in March to 12.1% in April, according to the state.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | September 27, 2010
More Glendale and Burbank homes are for sale this year as the well of potential buyers continues to dry up. In August, 332 Glendale homes were on the market, 43% more than in same period last year. In Burbank, 246 homes were on the market, 69% more than last year, according to report compiled by Keller William real estate agent Keith Sorem. "Not only do we have more inventory, it is taking longer to sell homes," Sorem said. Real estate professionals say prices will continue to soften, especially in wealthier communities.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | July 6, 2010
By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com Job seekers continue streaming into Glendale's Verdugo Jobs Center amid the shaky economic recovery. Officials say between 9,000 and 10,000 people each month visit the center to get training or find leads on possible jobs — a telling symptom of how the slow-to-recover recession is still taking its toll on the local job market. The figure has remained steady for the last several months, and it promises to remain that way, as national employment figures released Friday were mixed.
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By Pat Grant | June 23, 2010
As the school year ends, many teenagers seeking summer employment will face a brutally tough job market. What follows is addressed to young male job seekers and may seem a bit harsh, but will hopefully prove helpful to some. Let's start with the basics: All job opportunities require a face-to-face interview. Despite living on the mobile phone a good part of your student life, you won't be able to call this one in! Old(er) guys and gals still rule the job market, so your appearance will be a big consideration, especially if your prospective boss is a generation or two older.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | June 19, 2010
T heir futures uncertain, the Glendale High School Class of 2010 embraced the unknown Friday with confidence in a series of speeches at their graduation ceremony on Moyse Field. The rush of more than 4,500 family members, friends and educators that eventually lined the stands soon gave way to moments of reflection from a handful of students. Kellie Rae Torio flashed medals secured through hours of community service and academic achievement, hard work that she said had come to epitomize her class.
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By Patrick Caneday | February 27, 2010
There are two things you shouldn’t cheap out on: a good pair of shoes and a good tax accountant. I have a good accountant. But when he gives me my results this year, I want to kick him in his “depletable assets” with my Red Wing boots. “But I’m unemployed,” I whimper. “I can’t owe.” “Sorry,” he shrugs. Accountants. Good with numbers, bad with words. On my way home, I meet with a friend for lunch. Over onion rings and fried cheese sticks he tells me how he just isn’t sure yet where to buy that second house, about his plans on expending his first one and the resurgence of his 401(k)
BUSINESS
By Veronica Rocha | February 16, 2010
GLENDALE — Recently released state prison inmates could soon get training and employment services at the city’s Verdugo Jobs Center. The center is slated to receive a $171,959 grant from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to pay for job services for parolees who were released early as part of a budget plan to cut down on prison costs. The City Council on Tuesday will likely approve the one-year grant because the state has required that all workforce investment boards throughout the state provide services to early-release parolees, according to a city report.
BUSINESS
By Zain Shauk | January 20, 2010
The U.S. Census Bureau will hire at least 3,000 workers in the San Fernando Valley this year, including about 1,500 in Burbank, offering a potential boost to sagging employment figures in the region, the bureau and experts said. The workers will be part of the effort to tally demographic information in the region as part of the nation’s 10-year count, bureau officials said. The bureau will hold a grand opening ceremony at 2 p.m. today for the Burbank office, at 2727 West Alameda Ave., Suite 300. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks)
BUSINESS
By Zain Shauk | January 19, 2010
The U.S. Census Bureau will hire at least 3,000 workers in the San Fernando Valley this year, including about 1,500 in Burbank, offering a potential boost to sagging employment figures in the region, the bureau and experts said. The workers will be part of the effort to tally demographic information in the region as part of the nation’s 10-year count, bureau officials said. The bureau will hold a grand opening ceremony at 2 p.m. today for the Burbank office, at 2727 West Alameda Ave., Suite 300. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks)
LOCAL
By Michael J. Leo | October 24, 2009
Thank you for printing the Oct. 22 letter “Garfield campus is needed in these times” by Ginger Freibrun regarding the Glendale Community College Garfield campus. I’ve never written to a newspaper before, but feel that there a few things not mentioned in Freibrun’s letter that are very important for everyone to know. They are:  The Garfield campus is the shining light of the entire Glendale educational system that sets Glendale apart from almost every other city that I know of in Southern California.
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