layoffs

Tough economic times leads to big changes for the unemployed

When Charles Davidson got a layoff notice from his job in education, he didn't look at it as a door closing, but rather a chance to reinvent himself. Davidson, of Sacramento, was l ...

Placer County chops six jobs

Placer County issued six layoff notices Tuesday, with five being blamed on an accounting shift at the state level. The Board of Supervisors was told by Principal Management Analys ...

Seven Placer County workers face layoff ax

Layoffs could be in store for seven of its 2,222 employees as Placer County tightens up its spending plan for the coming year. But a labor leader is suggesting that the county nee ...

Placer County layoffs loom as revenues drop

Placer County’s budget blues are continuing with no end in sight and layoffs again in the picture. The county is moving forward with a budget plan for 2010-11 that is down 5.7 p ...

There’s a method to schools’ pink slip madness

Over the next two months Placer County school districts will play an elaborate game of teacher musical chairs. The factors at work are the state budget, enrollment and teacher se ...

Placer County's budget blues projected to continue in 2010 and 2011

Placer County’s budget blues are projected to continue through next year and into 2011. Supervisors heard a gloomy forecast Tuesday from the CEO’s Office budget staff. The mid- ...

Is there money to protect dogs’ rights?

Help me understand, in this time of budget cuts and layoffs, we are spending money on a hearing to determine whether or not the APD violated the attack dogs’ rights? You’ve got ...

Former court employee says layoffs were a surprise

News that about 40 employees would lose their jobs at the Placer Superior Court came as a shock to Edward Dennis. Dennis, who had worked for about a year and a half in the court ...

Loss of more than 30 employees impacts court business

Tuesday marked the beginning of longer lines at Placer’s main courthouse now that 36-fewer employees are working at the Roseville location. Staff layoffs were announced earlier ...

When a union doesn’t listen to its members

Counting the votes in favor of the notebook while suggesting to our elected officials — on both sides of the aisle — that they can either quickly solve the budget messes with ...