The City of New Iberia will lay off nine city workers because of budget cuts. In all they've reduced the 2013 budget by six million dollars and the council approved the budget Tuesday night in a four to three vote.
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CLINTON, La. (AP) - 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... more »
CLINTON, La. (AP) - The East Feliciana Parish School Board faces the possibility of laying off a school administrator, 10 teachers and eight support workers later this month to avoid a possible $800,000 deficit this fiscal year. The Advocate reports Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. on Tuesday presented a possible way... more »
An entire doctoral program and two tenured professors are being phased out at UL, but some faculty members don't think the cuts are fair. UL's Cognitive Sciences program is the only PhD program of its kind in Louisiana, but it won't be around by May 2013.
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Dozens in Jeanerette are out of work tonight. This, after almost 80 employees were laid off today at Jeanerette Mills. It's the beginning of the end for the plant, which has operated as a distribution center for Fruit of the Loom for the past 40 years.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - A wave of government layoffs last month outpaced weak hiring in the private sector, pushing down the nation's payrolls by a net total of 95,000 jobs. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate held at 9.6 percent. The jobless rate has now topped 9.5 percent for 14... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - Legislation long sought by Democrats to prevent layoffs of tens of thousands of teachers, police and other public workers has passed the Senate. The bill would help states and local school boards deal with severe budget problems. It would preserve the jobs of perhaps 300,000 public employees... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - About 40 teachers at the University of New Orleans have received letters telling them that the next academic year may be their last with the school. Similar letters earlier went out to non-tenured faculty members at Louisiana State University, Northwestern State University and Nicholls State University.... more »