layoffs http://kvpr.org en California Teacher Pink Slips Far Fewer than Last Year http://kvpr.org/post/california-teacher-pink-slips-far-fewer-last-year <p></p><p>Friday is the deadline for California school districts to issue teachers layoff notices for the academic year that starts in the fall.&nbsp; As Ben Adler reports from Sacramento, there’s a huge drop-off in the number of pink slips this year.</p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 02:13:57 +0000 Ben Adler 12186 at http://kvpr.org California Teacher Pink Slips Far Fewer than Last Year Teacher Layoff Law, Prospect of Cuts Pose Challenge For Districts http://kvpr.org/post/teacher-layoff-law-prospect-cuts-pose-challenge-districts <p>Last month, when California lawmakers passed a new state budget, they also passed a bill prohibiting local school districts from laying off teachers. Backers, including the California Teachers Association, say that the law protects students from class size increases and will save teacher jobs. School districts say it ties their hands, especially with the prospect of a midyear $1.5 billion funding cut if revenues fall short of projections. Wed, 20 Jul 2011 01:25:10 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 782 at http://kvpr.org Valley Professionals Struggle to Find Work http://kvpr.org/post/valley-professionals-struggle-find-work <p>Among the groups hit the hardest in the economic downturn are business professionals. From April 2010 to April 2011 the business and professional sectors in Fresno County lost 1,800 jobs. Host Juanita Stevenson reports on how some Valley professionals are looking to re-enter the workforce and having success finding work.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 13 Jul 2011 01:30:31 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 783 at http://kvpr.org