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  • Civil service panel rejects LSU hospital layoffs

    June 5, 2013 1:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Civil Service Commission has refused to approve layoff plans tied to Gov. Bobby Jindal's deals to privatize four LSU hospitals. The commission voted 4-3 Wednesday to reject the layoffs of about 3,000 state employees at the hospitals in New Orleans, Lafayette, Houma and Lake Charles.... more »
  • Audit: $42M in layoff costs for LSU privatization

    May 13, 2013 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit says Gov. Bobby Jindal's push to privatize all but one of the LSU-run hospitals across south Louisiana would cost the state $42 million for layoff costs. The analysis by Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office says privatization of six hospitals in the LSU Health Care... more »
  • Delgado, Nunez community colleges to lay off staff

    May 8, 2013 4:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Delgado Community College in New Orleans plans to lay off more than a hundred employees, including dozens of faculty members, while Nunez Community College in Chalmette also is letting go staff. Both moves were approved Wednesday by the schools' governing board and come as the campuses seek... more »
  • Hospital privatization plan gets commission approval Play Video

    December 12, 2012 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Civil Service Commission approved a play to layoff 350 employees at the state-run Southeast Louisiana Hospital, a mental facility located in Mandeville. The state is closing the hospital and allowing it to reopen under the control of private contractors. State health leaders say it's no... more »
  • Planned January layoffs delayed at LSU hospitals

    December 5, 2012 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Nearly all 1,500 state employee layoffs scheduled for January at LSU hospitals across south Louisiana have been put on hold. The delay comes as university leaders continue negotiating with private hospitals to take over some public hospital operations. The Advocate reports that LSU hospitals leader Frank Opelka... more »
  • E. Feliciana school board panel votes for layoffs

    October 11, 2012 10:20 AM

    CLINTON - The East Feliciana School Board's Finance Committee has voted to support laying off enough school employees to offset a looming deficit resulting from a drop in enrollment. The recommendation to begin the layoffs effective Oct. 31 goes to the full board for consideration at a special meeting Tuesday.... more »
  • Central school system to consider new layoff policy Play Video

    September 28, 2012 5:53 PM

    CENTRAL - The Central Community School System is considering changes that would eliminate tenure as the key criteria when layoffs are necessary. Superintendent Michael Faulk says it does not mean layoffs will happen any time soon. The new policy is available for viewing on the school system's website.... more »
  • Burnside alumina plant in danger of closing again

    September 11, 2012 4:56 PM

    BURNSIDE - More than a year after announcing plans to reopen an idled alumina plant in Ascension Parish, Ormet Corporation announced today they could layoff many of the plant's 250 workers or even close it. Ormet said a recent Ohio public utilities ruling not to exempt the company's aluminum... more »
  • The Times-Picayune employees learn fate

    June 12, 2012 10:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Employees are meeting with managers of The Times-Picayune as the newspaper prepares to trim its staff and publish three days a week. Parent company Advance Publications plans to form a new company to oversee one of the nation's oldest newspapers and its affiliated website, NOLA.com. The Times-Picayune... more »
  • Livingston Parish schools facing $4.5M hole Play Video

    May 18, 2012 6:40 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish School Board is in the red for the second year in a row, facing a $4.5 million shortfall. Superintendent Bill Spear said he and others in the administration have a long summer ahead of them as they search for ways to fill the gap.... more »
  • Convergys closing BR center, laying off 300

    March 27, 2012 3:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Convergys Corporation announced Tuesday that it will discontinue operations at its contact center in Baton Rouge in May of 2012. The closure will affect more than 300 employees. Convergys is working to determine the availability of Work at Home positions for employees impacted by... more »
  • Civil service commission rejects DHH layoff plan Play Video

    February 1, 2012 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A plan that involves laying off dozens of IT workers in the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has been defeated. Members of the Civil Service Commission complained about a lack of information from DHH to make a decision. The move included privatizing most of the information... more »
  • Jeanerette planning to lay off city employees

    December 19, 2011 5:36 AM

    JEANERETTE - The city will have to lay off some of its employees, though it's not known yet how many will be terminated. Jeanerette officials have been cutting back on expenses, including trimming the number of hours each week that City Hall is open. Mayor Tim de'Clouet told the Board... more »
  • School board to vote on budget plan

    July 7, 2011 5:42 PM

    LIVINGSTON- After months of operating in 'emergency mode,' the Livingston Parish School Board will vote on a plan this evening that could finally put it in the black. The system, dealing with a nearly $10 million shortfall, could prevent teacher layoffs if the plan is accepted. "I think... more »
  • State Troopers on budget's chopping block

    May 19, 2011 11:53 AM

    Baton Rouge - A House Bill making it's way through the Legislature, would scrap more than $800,000 from State Police's budget, and force the department to layoff Troopers. In State Police's 75 year history, Troopers have never been laid off. "Public safety has been and continues to be... more »
  • Livingston Parish School Board: teacher layoffs imminent

    February 15, 2011 6:12 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish School System is under a financial emergency, Superintendent Bill Spear said. The system faces a $10 million shortfall, and over 70 jobs could be lost. The past few years, school systems have been able to avoid layoffs through attrition, but the lack of state... more »
  • Midyear cuts force 420 state worker layoffs

    November 20, 2010 10:01 AM

    More than 400 state workers are expected to be laid off because of Gov. Bobby Jindal's midyear budget cuts. Ray Stockstill, one of Jindal's top budget advisers in the Division of Administration, told lawmakers Friday that an estimated 420 layoffs were expected after Jindal cut $107 million in state... more »
  • State health employees being furloughed to avoid layoffs

    September 17, 2010 10:24 AM

    Some 250 employees of a local state agency that treats mental health and addictive disorders will be furloughed for seven days without pay to avoid a $518,000 deficit, the agency's executive director said. The move is being taken to avoid state employee layoffs, Capital Area Human Service District Executive Director... more »
  • State Layoffs

    September 9, 2009 5:02 AM

    Twenty-three state agencies will lay off 515 workers because of budget problems, testimony and interviews showed yesterday to a subcommitte seeking to streamline government employment. As of September 3rd, state government employed just over 98,000 including higher education and health-care workers. Another 49 agencies opted to withhold the annual 4... more »

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