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  • 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 »
  • Oscar maker plans layoffs in Chicago

    December 7, 2012 11:59 AM

    CHICAGO - The Chicago company that makes the familiar gold-plated Oscar statues is laying off almost 100 employees. R.S. Owens & Co. Inc. said this week in a notice to the Illinois Department of Commerce that it will lay off 95 workers on Dec. 17. The notice says the layoffs... more »
  • Slidell mayor warns of possible layoffs

    November 8, 2012 8:45 AM

    SLIDELL - Slidell Mayor Freddy Drennan has warned city workers about possible layoffs beginning in January because of an unexpected slump in city sales tax revenues. Drennan says he met with many of the city's 300 employees on Tuesday and notified them that jobs may be cut if the... more »
  • White: 4 districts violating anti-seniority law

    October 18, 2012 2:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana Education Superintendent John White says four school districts are not complying with a law forbidding seniority-based teacher layoffs. But officials with those districts - St. Martin, St. Tammany, Vermilion and St. Bernard - say their systems comply with the law, by giving seniority a low priority... more »
  • E. Feliciana school board panel votes for layoffs

    October 11, 2012 8:15 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... more »
  • La. continues to shed state government jobs

    September 17, 2012 9:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A total of 173 state employees have been laid off in the first two months of the fiscal year that started July 1. Lindsay Ruiz de Chavez, with the state Department of Civil Service, says the latest figures show that from July 1, 2008, to Aug.... more »
  • Pointe Coupee board lays groundwork for layoffs

    May 18, 2012 8:22 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board has unanimously decided to post a reduction in force notice to district employees in the event that layoffs may be necessary to balance the 2012-13 fiscal year budget. But Superintendent Linda D'Amico said the board's action was simply a "just in... more »
  • St. Landry school board prepares for layoffs

    March 21, 2012 8:15 AM

    OPELOUSAS - The St. Landry Parish School Board has declared the need for a reduction in force based on the financial condition of the school district's operating fund budget. Before the Tuesday's vote, Financial Director Tressa Miller told the board that the district faces a $1.6 million budget shortfall for... more »
  • Layoffs begin at 7 LSU hospitals

    January 18, 2012 8:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Notices of impending layoffs have gone out to employees of seven LSU public hospitals as system executives prepare to implement $29 million in Jindal administration budget cuts. The notice from hospital system chief executive officer Roxane Townsend says the layoffs would be effective March 5. The notices... more »
  • Layoffs to begin at 7 LSU hospitals

    January 18, 2012 6:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Notices of impending layoffs have gone out to employees of seven LSU public hospitals as system executives prepare to implement $29 million in Jindal administration budget cuts. The Advocate reports the notice from hospital system chief executive officer Roxane Townsend says layoffs would be effective March 5.... more »
  • Layoffs coming to DHH IT department

    December 20, 2011 9:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Big changes are coming to the Department of Health and Hospitals Information Technology sector. A spokesperson for DHH says they will be experiencing layoffs over the next two months as they follow through with contracts with two universities. "Of course, this is a difficult time for... more »
  • Possible layoffs, academic structure changes ahead at Southern

    December 15, 2011 6:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University is considering a reorganization plan that would lead to nearly 90 layoffs. The proposal also outlines consolidations of the academic colleges and changes to the administrative structure. As of now, the university does not plan to eliminate any academic programs. The proposed... more »
  • Southern declares financial emergency

    October 28, 2011 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Board members voted unanimously today to declare a financial emergency at Southern University, which gives administrators the power to make broad cuts to the budget and faculty. The final count was 14-0 with two board members absent. The declaration lets administrators more easily fire tenured faculty... more »
  • Corrections department sends out layoff notice

    June 3, 2011 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's corrections secretary sent a memo to wardens at five state prisons, ordering them to ready for layoffs to shut down the jails, in case the Senate agrees to budget cuts proposed by the House. Corrections Secretary Jimmy LeBlanc sent the layoff timeline to wardens this... more »
  • Livingston school layoffs predicted

    February 15, 2011 6:55 AM

    LIVINGSTON- Superintendent Bill Spear says Livingston Parish schools are facing a "financial cliff" in the coming year that will likely result in teacher layoffs. Spear tells The Advocate that he plans to ask the school board to declare a "financial exigency," a procedural step that must be taken before... more »
  • National group criticizes LSU language layoffs

    November 2, 2010 6:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The American Association of University Professors is asking LSU to undo the planned layoffs of 14 foreign language instructors. In a letter to LSU Chancellor Michael Martin last week, the organization complained about the treatment of the so-called "Foreign Language 14," who are losing their jobs in... more »
  • Metro Council approves increased health care plan

    October 27, 2010 10:28 PM

    The East Baton Rouge Metro Council approved increasing the cost of health insurance for city-parish workers on Wednesday night. A $5 million deficit in the health care budget for the city-parish forced the decision. Had members left 2010's plan in place, the city-parish would instead face a $9 million... more »
  • Grambling seeking to save $10 million

    August 12, 2010 7:39 AM

    Grambling State University is planning on furloughs and layoffs in an attempt to save $10 million over the next two years. Some full-time employees also will be asked to work only nine months of the year. The plan is the school's attempt to make up for budget cutbacks. Grambling also... more »
  • Rapides Parish School Board ends the year in black

    July 30, 2010 6:05 AM

    Rapides Parish School Board officials ended the budget year in the black, but the future may not look as bright. Rapides Parish Schools Superintendent Gary Jones told board members this week to be prepared for what could be a rougher fiscal year ahead, one that could include layoffs. Jones, who... more »
  • Claims for jobless benefits drop sharply

    July 15, 2010 8:07 AM

    New applications for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week as General Motors and other manufacturers skipped their usual summer shutdowns. The Labor Department said that new claims dropped by 29,000 to 429,000, the lowest level since August 2008. An analyst said the decline resulted from fewer layoffs by... more »
  • EBR school board approves layoff warning letters

    June 17, 2010 9:50 PM

    Layoff warning letters are in the mail tonight to dozens of school staff members in East Baton Rouge Parish. The school board approved a reduction in force resolution. Employees in five categories, including food service, will receive letters. As many as 25 cafeteria workers could lose their jobs after five... more »
  • Education department to lay off 31

    June 11, 2010 10:56 AM

    The Louisiana Department of Education is laying off 31 employees because of budget cuts. The department announced the layoffs Friday. They will take effect July 1 and include positions in management and finance, the regional education centers, and the school and community support office. Superintendent of Education Paul... more »
  • Town worries about layoffs at state psychiatric hospitals

    May 5, 2010 10:24 PM

    The town of Jackson is worried about the future of one of its oldest residents. Layoffs and privatization are coming to the East Louisiana Psychiatric Hospital. People in the town say that will affect homes and businesses too. While there is fear about the future, people say there is... more »
  • 74 Assumption Parish school employees laid off

    May 5, 2010 9:49 PM

    UPDATE: List of layoffs amended 74 Assumption Parish school employees lost their jobs tonight. The school system laid them off to solve a $5 million budget shortfall. Administrators do not yet have a total on how much money the layoffs will save. They will be put into effect on... more »
  • Breaking News: Layoff notices go out

    May 4, 2010 12:02 PM

    Ed Parker, a state workers union representative tells News 2's Mike Steele layoff notices are in the mail for many employees at Jackson, La. area state hospitals. Parker says he believes the number of layoffs is over 100 - in the Eastern La. hospital system. This would be part... more »
  • Rapides schools eye options to avoid layoffs

    April 29, 2010 6:24 AM

    Rapides Parish school officials are shaping a plan to help avoid layoffs. Superintendent Gary Jones said he is fine-tuning details of a plan that aims to save money while sparing employees' jobs. The plan centers on a 10 percent cut from the general fund that will affect at least 30... more »
  • Lafourche Parish schools to lay off 120

    April 23, 2010 5:46 AM

    The Lafourche Parish School Board approved sweeping layoffs, and up to 120 employees will lose their job. The cuts will affect 98 full-time and 22 part-time positions, including 65 classroom teachers, six office administrators and dozens of support staffers such as cafeteria workers, janitors and bus drivers. Other moneysaving moves... more »
  • Assumption School Board eyes teacher layoffs

    March 29, 2010 6:02 AM

    Assumption Parish school system officials are looking at job cuts in the system. This would be the third reduction in employees since 2004. School officials have not said who could be fired or how many employees would be involved. The school board will hold a special meeting today to discuss... more »
  • Ascension schools face shortfall

    February 26, 2010 6:35 AM

    Superintendent Donald Songy says the Ascension Parish school system is working to plug a $6 million deficit for the 2010-2011 school year, and they're working to do that without layoffs. Songy says it could mean larger class sizes through attrition. The shortfall in the projected budget, estimated at $200 million,... more »
  • Layoffs of state workers proposed

    February 24, 2010 1:38 PM

    As the state trims its spending, the cuts to Louisiana's government work force are going beyond early retirements, attrition and elimination of vacant jobs. Prison guards, health workers, attorneys, pharmacists, clerical staff and mid-level bureaucrats have gotten pink slips, and more are expected in the upcoming budget year that... more »
  • LSU instructors continue fight against budget cuts

    January 20, 2010 7:39 PM

    Some of the same instructors who led a demonstration at LSU Tuesday, protesting budget cuts, took their concerns to the LSU Faculty Senate Wednesday. Potential budget cuts and the elimination of instructors dominated the discussion. Anna Nardo, head of the English Department, made a presentation to the group.... more »
  • Instructors plan to protest budget cuts at LSU

    January 18, 2010 4:47 PM

    Some instructors at LSU plan to protest the latest round of state budget cuts affecting the university. The state is mandating more budget cuts to higher education, and LSU's chancellor said faculty layoffs may be unavoidable. Tania Nyman, an English instructor, received word Friday that she could lose... more »
  • LSU facing impending layoffs

    January 14, 2010 4:55 PM

    News 2 has learned of impending layoffs at Louisiana State University that could affect hundreds of people. The lay-offs are in anticipation to further state budget cuts to higher education in the coming years. The university plans to send out notices to give employees a heads-up. A source tells News... more »
  • 100 layoffs at Southern Belle

    August 26, 2009 5:43 PM

    Baton Rouge based Southern Belle Sandwich Company announced today that the company has been sold to Landshire Inc. 100 employees will be laid off. Ten drivers and two managers will remain with the new company. The feds seized thousands of sandwiches from the company earlier this month. Inspectors say... more »

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