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  • Layoffs won't hit Gov. John Bel Edwards' office after all

    July 26, 2016 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards' office won't be laying off staff after all. Earlier this month, some employees in the office had received layoff notifications. But on Tuesday, Edwards spokesman Richard Carbo said a different approach has been taken to reduce costs to cope with a $703,000 cut... more »
  • Layoffs planned in Gov. Edwards' office to balance budget

    July 13, 2016 1:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Layoff notifications have gone out to some of the employees of Gov. John Bel Edwards' office. Edwards spokesman Richard Carbo said Wednesday the governor's office will reduce its staff to cope with a $1 million budget cut for the financial year that began July 1. Some employees... more »
  • Pointe Coupee Parish lays off workers as tax revenues plunge

    July 11, 2016 10:03 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury is laying off nine parish employees and taking other cost-cutting measures to bring its budget in line with lower-than-projected revenues. The police jury sent layoff notices to the nine workers Thursday. Six more positions were never filled after employees left, bringing... more »
  • Four La. plants announce mass employee layoffs

    May 11, 2016 1:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Four Louisiana plants have announced anticipated mass layoffs within their facilities. The Hexion Inc. facility in Norco, La., two Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas divisions in New Orleans, the Offshore Specialty Fabricators facility in Houma, and the Martin Mills distribution center in Vidalia all issued Worker Adjustment and Retaining... more »
  • Baker schools bracing for potential employee layoffs Play Video

    May 3, 2016 7:59 PM

    BAKER- Baker school board members voted on Tuesday to allow the superintendent to reduce school workers if needed in July. The vote is an effort to brace for the possibility of budget cuts. Baker Public Schools Superintendent Herman Brister said that school administrators have been planning for months, for the... more »
  • Oklahoma firm announces Gulf rig closure, layoffs

    April 22, 2016 10:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company has notified the state that it anticipates dozens of workers at a rig in the Gulf of Mexico will lose their jobs because of a canceled contract. The Tulsa, Oklahoma-based company told Louisiana Workforce Commission this week that between 40 and... more »
  • 2 La. oil and gas industry companies expect layoffs

    April 19, 2016 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two Louisiana companies that serve the oil and gas industry announced potential layoffs along with one a temporary closure. Gulf Island, LLC in Houma and Carbo Ceramics in New Iberia both issued Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notifications (WARNs) about the layoffs. Gulf Island may have as many... more »
  • Layoffs and other cuts likely in Lafayette school system

    March 17, 2016 9:17 AM

    LAFAYETTE - The Lafayette Parish School Board is facing tough decisions and likely layoffs as it prepares to grapple with a $13 million projected budget shortfall for the upcoming school year. The Advocate reports board members heard an initial budget report Wednesday from school system administrators. Billy Guidry, the school... more »
  • Over 80 Xerox employees to be terminated

    March 9, 2016 1:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Xerox State and Local Solutions Inc. branch on Florida Boulevard has announced it will layoff 84 employees by May 6. The company says included in the terminations are 77 customer care specialists, five customer care supervisors and two quality assurance specialists. A spokesperson for... more »
  • Stupp Corporation to layoff over 100 employees

    February 26, 2016 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Pipeline fabricator Stupp Corporation announced layoffs for its Baton Rouge location early Friday evening. Stupp says up to 114 employees will be affected by the layoffs planned for Feb. 22 to Mar. 14. Stupp says the layoffs will last for longer than 6 months. The... more »
  • Chevron expected to cut hundreds of jobs in Covington and Lafayette

    February 5, 2016 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Chevron North America issued a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Friday, announcing possible layouts at five of their offices in Covington and Lafayette. In a news release sent out today, the company said it's refocusing its efforts on increasing its efficiency and cutting costs due to the... more »
  • Buyouts, possible layoffs as Tulane deals with deficit

    October 13, 2015 6:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tulane University's president says employees will soon receive information on buyout offers. And he says that the university may have to lay people off if too few employees choose to leave. President Mike Fitts says in a message distributed to Tulane employees on Tuesday that details... more »
  • Twitter purging 336 workers as new CEO slashes costs

    October 13, 2015 9:58 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO- Twitter is laying off 336 employees, signaling CEO Jack Dorsey's resolve to slash costs while the company struggles to make money. The cutbacks announced Tuesday translate into about 8 percent of Twitter's workforce of 4,100 people. The purge comes two weeks after Twitter brought back one of its... more »
  • Trinity Marine workers avoid lay offs Play Video

    October 2, 2015 7:00 PM

    BRUSLY - About 300 workers at the Trinity Marine plant don't have to worry about layoffs after the facility received a new contract within the last week. Lane Ashford runs a machine shop called Triangle Rotating Equipment. He repairs any piece of equipment that breaks, and he works closely with... more »
  • Superintendent: Major changes coming to Baker schools

    June 17, 2015 11:16 AM

    BAKER - Incoming Superintendent Herman Brister Sr. says laying off some non-tenured teachers is part of a plan to save $1.2 million for the Baker School District. Brister released his plan at Tuesday night's school board meeting. He says his goal is to present a balanced budget. Brister says some... more »
  • Museums losing workers, hours under cuts Play Video

    February 18, 2015 1:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drastic mid-year cuts to the Secretary of State's Office will leave many iconic Louisiana landmarks open only a few days each week and lead to two dozen layoffs according to Secretary Tom Schedler. The Secretary of State's Office said Wednesday Schedler will ask for approval to... more »
  • Layoffs of Louisiana state employee tapering off

    August 11, 2014 4:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After six years of state worker layoffs, no rank-and-file state employees have been targeted for pink slips this budget year. That's according to the Department of Civil Service, which issued its latest monthly report on layoffs Monday. Nearly 8,400 classified state employees - those who have civil... more »
  • Dozens to be laid off at Office of Group Benefits Play Video

    June 5, 2014 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Dozens of employees at the State Office of Group Benefits won't have a job by the end of the summer, as restructuring efforts call for the layoffs of at least 30 workers. Employees who reached out to News 2 said they were told this week that 30-35... more »
  • Hundreds of Entergy layoffs to hit Louisiana

    July 30, 2013 10:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Entergy announced this week they would lay off 800 employees to cut costs company-wide, and that a quarter of those layoffs would happen in Louisiana. A spokesperson for Entergy said around 240 positions would be eliminated in Louisiana, with 25 of those happening in Baton Rouge.... more »
  • State worker layoffs reach 1,900 in fiscal year

    July 16, 2013 1:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - About 1,900 state employees received pink slips in the just-ended budget year, nearly as many workers as were laid off during the four prior years of Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration. The layoff figures were released Tuesday by the Department of State Civil Service for the 2012-13 fiscal... more »
  • Civil service panel agrees to LSU hospital deals

    June 10, 2013 10:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Civil Service Commission has reversed course and agreed to privatization plans for four LSU hospitals, with nearly 4,000 layoffs set to take effect June 23. The commission's 3-2 vote Monday was the final step needed for Gov. Bobby Jindal to turn over management of university-run hospitals... more »
  • DOTD: No bridge tolls mean layoffs for workers

    March 7, 2013 7:49 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - State transportation officials say a suspension of bridge tolls at the Crescent City Connection in New Orleans means pink slips for 31 temporary workers hired pending the outcome of a contested November referendum. The Department of Transportation and Development, which runs the bridge, said Wednesday the layoffs... more »
  • Time layoffs

    January 30, 2013 7:33 PM

    Time Inc., the magazine unit of Time Warner Inc., is cutting 500 people from its global staff. The cuts began Wednesday and will effect U.S. and international workers. Time Inc. has about 8,000 employees. The Time CEO says the company must become leaner, more nimble, and operate on multiple platforms.... more »
  • Delgado to lay off 46 employees next month

    January 29, 2013 11:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- About 10 percent of Delgado Community College's 465 employees will be laid off at the end of next month. Chancellor Monty Sullivan said Tuesday the layoffs are a consequence of the school's $13 million deficit and declining enrollment. Sullivan says no teachers will lose their jobs in this... more »

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