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By Veronica Rocha | November 4, 2008
Finding a job might be a more challenging and daunting task than usual for teens this holiday season, since many companies are downsizing and hiring fewer employees. Teens are feeling the pressure of the state’s economic downturn and are heading out to look for jobs, said Rita Khachikian, community services coordinator for the city’s Youth Services and Family program. “A lot of youth feel they have to work because their families are suffering,” she said.
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October 8, 2004
'A Taste of Judaism' a free three-session class GLENDALE -- Temple Sinai of Glendale presents "A Taste of Judaism: Are You Curious?" The free classes for adults cover reform Judaism's relevance in today's world. The first round of classes are offered from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Higley's Coffee Shop, 714 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge. The second round of classes are offered Nov. 3, 10 and 17. Registration is required. For more information, call 246-8101.
BUSINESS
By Zain Shauk | July 18, 2009
GLENDALE — Local unemployment rates held steady in June, with numbers in Glendale and Burbank remaining under 10%, according to a report released Friday by the state’s Economic Development Department. While the percentage of job seekers stayed on par with May statistics in Glendale, Burbank, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta and Montrose, the area’s workforce did shrink by a combined total of 200, according to the department. There are a total of 187,700 workers in the area, of which 17,000 cannot find jobs, for a combined unemployment rate of 9%, according to the figures.
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August 9, 2000
Judy Seckler Glendale YMCA kids descended on the Glendale Galleria Tuesday for an action-packed scavenger hunt. The 5- to 12-year-old kids, members of the YMCA day camp, broke up into groups and tried to find items on their respective lists, said Director Cheryl MacPherson. Items on the list included a coffee bean from Kelly's Coffee, a job application form from The Gap and a perfume sample from Nordstrom, she said. Older kids were given tasks with a greater degree of difficulty.
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By Jeremy Oberstein | June 25, 2008
GLENDALE — The Verdugo Job Center on Tuesday reported a sharp spike in job seekers last month, a byproduct of skyrocketing gasoline prices and a crushing housing crisis that has forced thousands to search for work, officials said. In May, the employment center reported 7,000 clients, 3,000 of whom were first-time visitors to the center. Last year at the same point, the center reported 5,000 clients, manager Judith Sernas said. “We’ve seen quite a jump,” Sernas said.
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By Joe Puglia | January 13, 2006
My mom was born a coal miner's daughter. She came from a sleepy little holler called Monongah, a small town of 2,000 nestled along the Monongahela River in West Virginia. I loved her stories about my grandfather, Liberato Delasandro, who because of circumstance became a Stregone Guaritore (mystic and healer), tending to the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of what was left of Monongah after that fateful day. On Dec. 6, 1907, Liberato and his three best friends failed to show up for their shift at the Consolidated Coal Mine.
NEWS
March 11, 2005
Rima Shah Assembly Majority Leader Dario Frommer recently introduced legislation to help consumers shop around for affordable quality healthcare. The legislation requires hospitals to provide lists of whole procedures rather than itemized lists of different costs for the procedure. This information would eventually be available on the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. The bill also gives patients the right to receive an estimate of the patient's expected costs of hospital care when he or she is admitted to the hospital.
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June 28, 2003
Joshua Pelzer Job seekers in Glendale are going to have to get by with fewer resources next year because of federal cuts in technical skills training and work force preparation. A two-year, $3-million grant used by the city to retrain laid-off entertainment workers in technological fields expires this year and will not be renewed. The funds were used by camera operators, film editors, graphic artists, make-up designers, hair stylists, costume makers, art directors, lighting technicians and others to upgrade their skills at Glendale Community College and the Verdugo Jobs Center.
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By | January 17, 2010
La Crescenta resident Cara DiMaggio and her friend, Diana Herrera, made a mad dash Sunday morning through downtown Glendal in preparation for the city’s five-mile run-and-walk event in March. The pair have never participated in a long-distance run before, but they said they are committed to follow through with their New Year’s resolution to live healthier and lose weight in 2010. “I wanted to get my butt off the couch and do something,” DiMaggio said.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | November 23, 2012
Not long before Julissa Valladares graduated in the top 5% of her senior class at Abraham Lincoln High School in Lincoln Heights, she won acceptance letters from UCLA, UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara. But as a student who came to the U.S. at age 10 from her home state of Morazán, El Salvador, Valladares does not qualify for federal school loans or grants. Seeing no feasible way to pay for a UC education, Valladares, now 20, instead enrolled at Glendale Community College. This spring, Valladares and students like her who moved to the U.S. before age 16 will for the first time be eligible for state grants and tuition fee waivers under the California Dream Act. The law removes a huge hurdle for California students, but financial challenges persist.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | November 13, 2011
A man who could no longer find construction jobs and a woman who hadn't worked since 2007 are just two area residents who have benefited from a new federal program aimed at disabled job seekers - thousands of whom live in the greater Burbank-Glendale region, officials say. Called Ticket to Work, the program at the Verdugo Jobs Center targets disabled Social Security beneficiaries in Glendale, Burbank and La Cañada Flintridge, but it can assist...
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | November 22, 2010
BURBANK — Armed with a folder packed with sketches, 20-year-old Matthew Lewis was eager Saturday to get honest critiques of his drawings from industry experts at this year's animation expo. For Lewis, his folder of cartoon sketches represents his longtime passion in pursuing a career in character design and concept art. "A lot of it is super, super competitive, and there is the warning that you have to get your [stuff] together now and every time you have your foot in the door, jam it in there and pry that door open as best you can," he said.
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By Veronica Rocha | January 18, 2010
La Crescenta resident Cara DiMaggio and her friend, Diana Herrera, made a mad dash Sunday morning through downtown Glendale in preparation for the city’s five-mile run-and-walk event in March. The pair have never participated in a long-distance run before, but they said they are committed to follow through with their New Year’s resolution to live healthier and lose weight in 2010. “I wanted to get my butt off the couch and do something,” DiMaggio said.
BUSINESS
By Zain Shauk | July 18, 2009
GLENDALE — Local unemployment rates held steady in June, with numbers in Glendale and Burbank remaining under 10%, according to a report released Friday by the state’s Economic Development Department. While the percentage of job seekers stayed on par with May statistics in Glendale, Burbank, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta and Montrose, the area’s workforce did shrink by a combined total of 200, according to the department. There are a total of 187,700 workers in the area, of which 17,000 cannot find jobs, for a combined unemployment rate of 9%, according to the figures.
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By Jason Wells | February 28, 2009
SOUTH GLENDALE — Amid the backdrop of a dubious 10.1% state jobless rate, California Supt. of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell unveiled a new online tool Friday for those seeking help finding jobs and education resources. O’Connell announced the new online resource at the Verdugo Jobs Center on South Central Avenue the same day the governor’s office announced that the state’s unemployment rate had climbed past 10% for the first time since June 1983.
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By Herbert Molano | January 3, 2009
Let the bells ring, let the fireworks fly. It’s the newsmaker of the year: Rick Caruso! What a resounding way to close out the year. The Glendale News-Press could not have chosen better. In the year when American car-makers’ chief executives stretched out their arms for a handout, we celebrate what may be California’s premier subsidy-seeker — Caruso Affiliated — as the epitome of American business acumen. It’s so appropriate that no cynical scriptwriter could have come up with a better year-end recognition.
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By Jeremy Oberstein | June 25, 2008
GLENDALE — The Verdugo Job Center on Tuesday reported a sharp spike in job seekers last month, a byproduct of skyrocketing gasoline prices and a crushing housing crisis that has forced thousands to search for work, officials said. In May, the employment center reported 7,000 clients, 3,000 of whom were first-time visitors to the center. Last year at the same point, the center reported 5,000 clients, manager Judith Sernas said. “We’ve seen quite a jump,” Sernas said.
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