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  • Trinity Marine workers avoid lay offs check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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