layoffs http://wwno.org en Louisiana continues to shed state government jobs http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-continues-shed-state-government-jobs <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A total of 173 state employees have been laid off in the first two months of the fiscal year that started July 1.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Lindsay Ruiz de Chavez, with the state Department of Civil Service, tells The Times-Picayune that the latest figures show that from July 1, 2008, to Aug. 31 of this year, 2,373 jobs have been abolished.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:46:03 +0000 The Associated Press 20234 at http://wwno.org Ormet to lay off 200 at Burnside plant http://wwno.org/post/ormet-lay-200-burnside-plant <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Ormet Corp. plans to lay off 200 people at its alumina plant in Ascension Parish because of reduced demand caused by rising power rates in Ohio.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 21:40:25 +0000 The Associated Press 19897 at http://wwno.org Orleans Parish School Board to lay off 21 http://wwno.org/post/orleans-parish-school-board-lay-21 <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Orleans Parish School Board plans to lay off nearly two dozen employees, largely because of a drop in federal funding for low-income students and those with special needs.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Times-Picayune reported the list of staff losing their jobs includes four teachers.</p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:31:41 +0000 The Associated Press 15696 at http://wwno.org Times-Picayune Announces Layoffs; Nearly 50% of Newsroom Cut http://wwno.org/post/times-picayune-announces-layoffs-nearly-50-newsroom-cut <p>Layoffs began at The Times-Picayune today, as the newspaper shifts from a seven-day-a-week printed product to an online news organization.</p><p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 20:34:03 +0000 Jason Saul 13517 at http://wwno.org