Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: Burbank HomeCollectionsLayoffs
IN THE NEWS

Layoffs

FEATURED ARTICLES
THE818NOW
August 21, 2012
Jay Leno worked in some jabs at his bosses at NBC and its corporate parent Comcast on Monday's "Tonight Show," the first show taped since the late-night program had to lay off roughly two dozen employees and Leno himself took a pay cut. Leno kicked off the program telling the audience, "Welcome to 'The Tonight Show,' or as Comcast calls us, 'The Expendables!'" He continued, "As you may have heard, our parent company has downsized 'The Tonight Show.' And we've been consistently No. 1 in the ratings.
BUSINESS
By Jeremy Oberstein | October 25, 2008
BURBANK — Yahoo Inc. officials announced this week that thousands of its workers will lose their jobs, and employees in the Burbank office are waiting to see if they will be among the 1,520 to be laid off. Yahoo company officials said they are still parsing through global employment status to determine where the cuts will take place. “We haven’t announced any specific information,” said Yahoo spokeswoman Kim Rubey, adding that Burbank’s Yahoo Search Marketing campus could be affected.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | March 14, 2009
Educators across California, including those in Burbank, sent layoff warnings to teachers this week, but administrators in Glendale opted not to take the step — a move that will leave them relying mostly on reserves to stay afloat in the face of state budget cuts. While the notices do not mean that layoffs are certain, the Burbank Unified School District, along with many area districts, chose to send the warnings to maintain flexibility in the case that job cuts become necessary to protect against insolvency.
THE818NOW
November 13, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Tuesday, November 13. NBCUniversal has announced that it will cut 500 employees - 1.5 percent of its total workforce. Los Angeles Times Authorities have identified the victim of a shooting in San Fernando Sunday as 28-year-old John Paul Villalta . Daily News Leaders in the adult film industry have threatened to take some 10,000 jobs to Las Vegas following the passing of Measure B in Los Angeles County , which requires perofrmers to wear condoms during filming.
BUSINESS
By Vince Lovato | June 7, 2006
BURBANK ? Despite speculation that Walt Disney Studios plans to lay off 10% of its workforce this summer due to job redundancy created by its purchase of Pixar in April, experts say the layoffs would be routine and would not have an impact on the local economy. Disney spokeswoman Heidi Trotta would not confirm or deny the layoffs. "We are constantly evaluating our business to make it better and more efficient," Trotta said Monday. Media companies usually streamline workforce after a buyout or merger, said Gigi Johnson, a lecturer at UCLA's Anderson School of Management.
NEWS
March 26, 2003
I was one of more than 200 Burbank Unified School District teachers who received a layoff notice. This is personal for me and it is personal for every citizen of Burbank. It is personal for me because of the obvious financial and personal devastation in the loss of a job. It is personal for me because my husband and I have a child in these schools, schools we trusted to provide the best possible education for our son, which is what every parent wants for their children.
NEWS
June 9, 2001
Karen S. Kim MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- As part of a major cut to its work force, Walt Disney Co. will dismiss about 1,000 of its employees worldwide by the end of July. But how the layoff will specifically affect Disney employees in Burbank has not been determined, Disney officials said. "As a courtesy to our employees, we haven't broken the work-force reduction down by business unit or department," Disney Spokeswoman Christine Castro said. In addition to the 1,000 impending layoffs, 3,000 Disney employees worldwide will leave their posts voluntarily by accepting severance packages from the company.
THE818NOW
November 12, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, November 12. Thousands lined up along a stretch of Laurel Canyon Boulevard Sunday to cheer on the annual San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade , reports the Daily News . Los Angeles authorities say that a man in his 70s was killed after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver as he walked on Lankershim Boulevard near Roscoe Boulevard in North Hollywood Sunday morning. Patch Officials at Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne announced that nearly 100 employees were laid off Wednesday, with the majority of the layoffs occurring at the company's Canoga Park facilities . Daily News Hudson Pacific Properties announced that it has purchased a 60 percent share of Burbank's Pinnacle office complex , a $342 million property that houses tenants such as Warner Bros.
THE818NOW
By Tim Traeger, tim.traeger@latimes.com | January 28, 2014
NBCUniversal is laying off more than 160 employees from its Burbank facility, a direct result of “The Tonight Show's” pending move to New York City with Jimmy Fallon as the new host, according to a company spokesperson. NBCUniversal notified the California Employment Development Department last month it would eliminate 164 positions, which the spokesman, who did not want to be identified, confirmed. He said the layoffs will begin on Feb. 14 and be staggered through April 4. He did not know how many of the employees were offered jobs in New York City, but he did say NBCUniversal encourages displaced employees to apply for posts anywhere in the company, including the New York-based “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” He added that the layoffs will impact primarily production-based jobs.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | March 25, 2009
DOWNTOWN — Burbank Unified Supt. Gregory Bowman will recommend that the Board of Education hold a special meeting as early as Tuesday afternoon to rescind some layoff warnings sent to employees earlier this month, he said. Bowman will recommend that the board consider canceling notices for about 25 of the 128 positions initially identified for possible layoffs, he said. The district mailed the pink slips, including 103 to teachers, before the state’s mandated March 15 deadline to alert school employees of the possibility of staff reductions.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | April 15, 2014
By June 1, the UCLA Health System will start running six medical facilities currently operated by the Motion Picture & Television Fund, including a health center in Burbank. Layoff notices were issued earlier this month to 315 employees, including 71 at the Toluca Lake Health Center in Burbank, as part of their transfer to the UCLA umbrella, following an agreement reached last fall by the university and the fund. A high percentage of the staff such as doctors, nurses and radiology technicians will keep their positions, said Bob Beitcher, the fund's president and chief executive officer.
Advertisement
THE818NOW
By Tim Traeger, tim.traeger@latimes.com | January 28, 2014
NBCUniversal is laying off more than 160 employees from its Burbank facility, a direct result of “The Tonight Show's” pending move to New York City with Jimmy Fallon as the new host, according to a company spokesperson. NBCUniversal notified the California Employment Development Department last month it would eliminate 164 positions, which the spokesman, who did not want to be identified, confirmed. He said the layoffs will begin on Feb. 14 and be staggered through April 4. He did not know how many of the employees were offered jobs in New York City, but he did say NBCUniversal encourages displaced employees to apply for posts anywhere in the company, including the New York-based “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” He added that the layoffs will impact primarily production-based jobs.
SPORTS
By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | May 28, 2013
BURBANK - Jared Papazian's road back to the Ultimate Fighting Championship took a significant detour. Thus, the fighter out of Burbank Gracie Barra has decided to take another path. Following a first-round submission loss to the undefeated Brandon Bender in Woodland Hills on May 11, Papazian came to the decision that he would put off his next mixed martial arts bout in order to become a better all-around MMA fighter. "I don't want to compete in MMA until my ground game is legit," said Papazian, who fights out of Burbank Gracie Barra.
THE818NOW
April 11, 2013
Walt Disney Co. has begun the process of laying off about 150 people who work at the company's movie studio. Analysts said that the layoffs, which were confirmed by the Burbank-based company Wednesday, are probably related to redundancies created by Disney's recent acquisitions of  Marvel Entertainment  in 2009 and  Lucasfilm  in 2012. “I am sure there is some overlap from those acquisitions,” said Disney analyst Harold Vogel, president of Vogel Capital Management.
THE818NOW
April 10, 2013
Walt Disney Co. has confirmed that it is laying off staff at its movie studio, which several media outlets reported last week. The Los Angeles Times reported  April 5 that the cuts were expected to affect the studio's marketing and home entertainment divisions and possibly other areas.  “As part of an ongoing review to ensure that the studios' operational structure and economics align with the demands of the current marketplace, we...
THE818NOW
November 13, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Tuesday, November 13. NBCUniversal has announced that it will cut 500 employees - 1.5 percent of its total workforce. Los Angeles Times Authorities have identified the victim of a shooting in San Fernando Sunday as 28-year-old John Paul Villalta . Daily News Leaders in the adult film industry have threatened to take some 10,000 jobs to Las Vegas following the passing of Measure B in Los Angeles County , which requires perofrmers to wear condoms during filming.
THE818NOW
November 12, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, November 12. Thousands lined up along a stretch of Laurel Canyon Boulevard Sunday to cheer on the annual San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade , reports the Daily News . Los Angeles authorities say that a man in his 70s was killed after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver as he walked on Lankershim Boulevard near Roscoe Boulevard in North Hollywood Sunday morning. Patch Officials at Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne announced that nearly 100 employees were laid off Wednesday, with the majority of the layoffs occurring at the company's Canoga Park facilities . Daily News Hudson Pacific Properties announced that it has purchased a 60 percent share of Burbank's Pinnacle office complex , a $342 million property that houses tenants such as Warner Bros.
THE818NOW
October 30, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Tuesday, October 30. Some employees at entertainment companies in Burbank could soon be facing layoffs. More than 175 employees at companies such as Disney, NBCUniversal and Technicolor Creative Services will likely be laid off starting in December , many as a result of outsourcing custodial services, reports the Burbank Leader . A 42-year-old real North Hills real estate agent pleaded guilty to a...
NEWS
By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | October 29, 2012
More than 175 employees at entertainment-related companies in Burbank likely will be laid off starting in December, many as a result of outsourcing custodial services, studio representatives said. Sixty-seven workers at Walt Disney Studios - mostly janitors, along with a few floor waxers - were given notices that will go into effect by Dec. 1, according to the California Employment Development Department. The company decided to contract out janitorial services on its studio lot, representatives said.
THE818NOW
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | October 12, 2012
Burbank Unified officials cast a dire future for local schools during a community meeting Thursday. After years of state budget cuts, the district is preparing to slash its budget again and may lay off teachers and staff, increase class sizes and consider a shorter school year. By the end of this school year, the district faces a $4.4-million deficit, according to Assistant Supt. Christine Statton. By the end of 2013-14, that structural deficit is projected to jump to $6.9 million.
Burbank Leader Articles Burbank Leader Articles
|