June 15, 2013 |
As the Philadelphia School District continues to grapple with a financial crisis, it announced layoffs Friday of 76 employees. The new cuts, expected to save $32 million, affect 63 staffers at the district's headquarters at 440 N. Broad St. and 13 employees in regional offices, most working in early childhood education. This round follows last week's announcement of 3,783 layoffs, including noontime aides, assistant principals, counselors, teachers, and secretaries. Combined, the job losses represent a 19.9 percent decrease in the 19,530-member workforce.
April 24, 2012 |
Crozer Keystone Health System in Delaware County laid off 30 employees, including 22 managers and eight staff members, as part of an effort to trim its workforce by 325, spokeswoman Kathy Scullin said. Most of the cuts were made through early retirement, which accounted for 196 of the full-time-equivalent positions that were eliminated. In all, 216 people took the buyout offer, Scullin said. The balance of the cuts were made through the elimination of vacant positions. — Harold Brubaker
May 24, 1990 |
John Paone, the new executive director of the Philadelphia Housing Authority, described himself yesterday as the mayor of a small city with big- city financial problems. With City Controller Jonathan Saidel, his patron and PHA board chairman, at his side, Paone said that PHA is suffering a "financial crisis," announced a job and promotions freeze and held out the possibility of layoffs. Both men said they wanted to alert the public to PHA's dire condition. In effect, they were slamming the former PHA administration while signaling that major changes are on the way. "I look at what SEPTA says every day. I look at what the School District says every day . . . I have the same financial problems," said Paone, a former real estate developer and city housing official.
December 9, 2010 |
A Nashville police official met with 20 Camden officers in a city union hall Wednesday to try to lure them south. Police Detective Leonard Keeler hopes a cheaper cost of living, lower property taxes, and job security will help sell the officers, who are facing layoffs, on the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. A recruiter and background investigator for the 1,350-member Nashville force, Keeler has spent two days pitching his department to Camden police. Nashville plans to hire at least 100 officers by the end of next year to cope with expected retirements and to police a city with a burgeoning multicultural population.
September 5, 1986 |
Social studies teacher Madeline Shikomba knows a lot about layoffs. Every summer for the last 10 years she has been laid off by the Philadelphia School District, only to be rehired months later. Raymond Tumarkin has been furloughed nine times in the last decade. And Stuart Madres, since joining the school district in 1976, has been jettisoned every summer but two. They were among 12,000 classroom teachers who made their annual pilgrimage back to school yesterday to prepare for the students' arrival on Monday.
April 28, 1991 |
It was a case of beat the buzzer as supporters took turns blasting the Southeast Delco school board for its plans to lay off a popular guidance counselor and two teachers because of declining enrollment of high school students. Most of those who stood at the microphone at the board's meeting Thursday night found their pleas cut off in mid-sentence when Board President John Summers cut the power each time the beeps of a two-minute timer sounded. Two minutes worth of microphone time, plus a futile attempt or two at nonamplified comments, were all that Summers would allow under a new policy designed to give everyone a chance to speak.
August 17, 2011 |
Union members who perform maintenance work for the Philadelphia School District voiced their anger Wednesday night over a proposed elimination of 192 of their jobs. About 150 members of Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ District 1201, which represents 2,500 workers, gathered at Thomas Edison High School in North Philadelphia to hear details about how the union's leadership arrived at the proposed layoffs, which would take effect Sept. 15 if union members vote to approve the deal with the School District.
December 6, 2008 |
The Pain Continues As if the November jobs report wasn?t bad enough, a raft of U.S. companies reported 4,037 new layoffs yesterday. These cutbacks will be reflected next month in the December report - and are a clear signal the nation hasn?t hit bottom in the recession. General Motors, Detroit - 2,000 - U.S. factory layoffs now total 11,000 this year, attributed to auto-sales slump. Sonoco Products, Hartsville, S.C. - 700 - Cited slowing global economy. Cummins, Columbus, Ind. - 500 - Cited slumping economies in the U.S. and key world markets.
November 2, 1991 |
Layoffs at one of Philadelphia's largest advertising agencies followed a bleak assessment of the economy's prospects for 1992, the agency's president said yesterday. The agency, FCB/LGK, laid off "no more than 10 percent" of its 180 employees this week when it became apparent that, "unfortunately, the majority of our clients are not increasing their advertising budgets for 1992 and, in fact, many are reducing them," said J. Len van Zyl, president of FCB/ LGK. Van Zyl said that the layoffs were not the result of losing any account, one of the traditional causes of ad-agency reductions.