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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Full O' Life Organic Market & Cafe 2515 West Magnolia Blvd. Burbank August 21, 2018

Talk of the Town: Full O’ Life closing, Sizzler leaving Magnolia Park

A major Magnolia Park business is calling it quits. This time it’s not a huge spike in the rent to blame, but a dramatic drop off in business.  Management at Full O’ Life, 2515 West Magnolia Blvd, broke the bad news to employees last Tuesday. Full O’ Life, a healthy foods market and cafe, opened back in June of 1959. Cindy Moon and her mother, Kay Matheson, 97, are the owners. The opening of Whole Foods The family run business has weathered a lot of hard times, but the recent... Read More →

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UPDATED: The Castaway offering hundreds of new jobs

UPDATED Wednesday, March 21, 2018 —  The job fair has been expanded. It was announced today that the job fair will continue two additional days. They are Tuesday, March 27, and Wednesday, March 28, 10 am to 6 pm at the Castaway.   The newly renovated Castaway in Burbank is holding a major job fair to fill 200-300 hundred jobs. The fair kicked off today Tuesday, March 20 and will be held also on Wednesday March 21 and Sunday March 25, from 10 am to 6 pm, at... Read More →

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FLLewis / Media City G -- Sports Authority 1900 West Empire Ave. Ste. R12 in Burbank May 21, 2016

Going out of business sales at Sports Authority

Going out of business sales at Sports Authority stores expected to begin the middle of this week, just as the long Memorial Day weekend kicks off. One of the 450 stores closing is at the Empire Center in Burbank. Sports Authority was once the largest sporting goods retailer in the country. Heavily in debt,  the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy back in March. It had hope to restructure and shutter only some of its stores. That plan fell through and last month came word Sports Authority had... Read More →

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In the News: More money for millions of U.S. workers

Overtime pay for salaried workers: President Obama and the U.S. Labor Department announced the update of overtime regulations today. Hourly workers are guaranteed overtime. Now, thanks to the federal rule update, most white-collar employees making less than $47, 476 will be guaranteed overtime for working more than 40 hours a week. At least four million workers will be impacted, half of them women. Check out the video here for more on who will benefit from this update.   Netflix female star demands and gets equal pay: Actress... Read More →

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Photo courtesy Joe McHugh, California Highway Patrol: Governor Jerry Brown signs California Fair Pay Act Rosie the Riveter National Historical Park in Richmond October 6, 2015

Governor Brown signs into law the California Fair Pay Act

Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the California Fair Pay Act yesterday, one of the toughest equal pay laws in the country. Brown was surrounded by females, young and old, at the Rosie the Riveter National Historical Park in Richmond, for the signing ceremony. In a news release, the governor said the law is long overdue: “Sixty-six years after passage of the California Equal Pay Act, many women still earn less money than men doing the same or similar work said Governor Brown. “This bill is another step toward closing the... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Toys "R" Us 683 North Victory Boulevard, Burbank September 16, 2015

Toys “R” Us to hire 40,000 employees for the holidays

The giant kids’ store chain, Toys “R” Us, is gearing up for the upcoming holiday season and today it announced plans to hire 40,000 seasonal workers.  That means the company reportedly will more than double its current workforce. The retailer has opportunities at its stores, including the one in Burbank, as well as distribution centers nationwide. “We are seeking enthusiastic, highly motivated and customer-focused individuals to join our team during this busy, but very exciting time of year. Our seasonal staff helps us make parents, grandparents,... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Customers wait outside for a table at Another Broken Egg Cafe 250 E Olive Ave Ste 110 Burbank February 8, 2015

Restaurants see spike in customers and jobs

Have you noticed the lines getting longer at your favorite restaurants? It’s definitely the case in Burbank. The Tallyrand at 1700 West Olive Avenue has been popular with the locals for years, but lately the crowds of people waiting in the lobby or outside have grown. Tables are the hardest to come by on the weekends for breakfast, lunch or brunch. It’s not unusual for the wait to be longer than an hour at trendy eateries like Another Broken Egg Cafe ,250 East Olive Avenue and Bea Bea’s at... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Art festival draws crowds to Downtown Burbank April 11, 2015

Burbank ranked as one of the best cities in America

Is Burbank a better place to live than Seattle, San Diego or even Boston? You might get some arguments from some folks who live in those other cities — but not from Niche, an online ranking and review website. In the 2015 best cities to live rankings on that site, Burbank scored number 9 — not far behind San Francisco and Manhattan. Niche rates cities “based on livability using grades for weather, safety, schools, and access to activities, jobs, housing, and transportation. A high ranking indicates that a city... Read More →

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Job fair at Dodger Stadium today

The Los Angeles Dodgers are hosting their 20th annual Community Job Fair today at  Dodger Stadium 1000 Elysian Park Avenue in Los Angeles. “Last year, more than 8,000 job seekers from throughout Southern California gathered at the stadium to meet potential employers,” according to a news release. Today, “more than a 100 companies” are expected at the stadium including Kaiser Permanente, Fairplex, Lowe’s, and retailer Curacao. Also, this job fair reportedly features training providers and government agencies. The job fair runs from 10 a.m. until 1... Read More →

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Veterans job fair in Burbank today

Several employers looking for workers will be on site today at a veterans job fair  in Burbank. The Burbank Workforce Connection office, a co-sponsor of the event, “hopes to connect as many veterans as possible with viable employment opportunities,” according to a news release posted on the city website. The job fair is aimed at military veterans, but is open to the general public. Some of the companies expected to attend include Bank of America, Federal Bureau of Investigation, UCLA, Burbank and Glendale Police Departments,... Read More →

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Governor Brown signs into law paid sick leave for millions of workers

  Today California became only the second state in the nation to require employers to provide paid sick leave for workers. Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the landmark Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 or SB 1522. Currently, 6.5 million California workers or 40 percent of the workforce cannot take a paid day off when they are ill or to care for a sick family member. “Whether you’re a dishwasher in San Diego or a store clerk in Oakland, this bill frees you of having to choose between... Read More →

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Warner Bros. CEO admits layoffs are coming

Apparently no one’s job is safe at Warner Bros. A lot of tension and frayed nerves there as the employees wait to see who will get the axe.  In an office memo yesterday, CEO Kevin Tsujihara confirmed reports that layoffs are coming. Tsujihara did not say how many jobs would be cut, but said the axe will fall  “across the Studio. ” Warner, based in Burbank,  has somewhere around 8, 000 employees globally. Here’s part of that memo. “We are doing our best to minimize staff reductions.... Read More →

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Photo: Tender Greens sign in Downtown Burbank April 6, 2014

Job fair in Burbank today

Job fair in Burbank today for a new restaurant opening in the downtown area. Tender Greens serves “… “fresh, healthy, chef-inspired, farmer’s market sensible dishes at an affordable price in a relaxed environment,” according to the company website. The eatery had been scheduled to open this summer at 325 North San Fernando Road. Now, it looks like the remodeling will be done and they can start serving customers at the end of this month. The restaurant will be interviewing potential employees today, Friday, May 2, at 301 East... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/ Media City G -- Former OSH site at 641 North Victory Boulevard in Burbank new home of a Hobby Lobby store

Controversial Hobby Lobby is opening a Burbank store

Controversial Hobby Lobby is opening a Burbank store in a few weeks. The giant retailer is renovating the site of the recently closed Orchard Supply Hardware at 641 North Victory Boulevard. The family owner company has more than 500 stores nationwide and claims to offer more than 60-thousand crafting and  home decor products. Also, Hobby Lobby admits to mingling the religious beliefs of the co-founders, David and Barbara Green, with its business practices A decision that has resulted in the company bringing a case before the U.S. Supreme... Read More →

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Los Angeles Dodgers hosting major job fair

If you are unemployed or thinking about changing jobs you might want to check out the major event at Dodger Stadium tomorrow. The Los Angeles Dodgers are hosting a huge job fair at the stadium on March 29, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. More than 100 companies including Kaiser Permanente, Warner Bros. Entertainment and Lowe’s will be on site at the 19th Annual Community Job Fair. Last year, more than “…  5,000 job seekers from throughout Southern California…” gathered at Dodger stadium for a chance to meet... Read More →

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Burbank events: March 4-8, 2014

March 4, 2014 — Burbank City Council hosting a Town Hall Meeting at John Muir Middle School on Tuesday. The Town Hall meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium at Muir Middle School 1111 North Kenneth Road. Along with the city council, City Manager, Mark Scott, and other city staff will be there to answer questions and discuss issues of concern. March 6, 2014 — City of Burbank’s Veterans Job Fair on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the McCambridge Recreation Center 1515 North Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank .... Read More →

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Employees’ Choice Awards: The best places to work

  If you’re goals in the new year includes finding a new gig, you might want to check out the Employees’ Choice Awards. For the past six years, the online jobs website, Glassdoor, has been surveying employees on the best places to work in the country. The 2014 list for large companies is out and three social media heavy hitters, Twitter, Linkedin, and Facebook are in the top five. Locally, popular Burbank retailer, Costco, grabbed 16 and Bob Hope Airport carrier Southwest Airlines 21. The... Read More →

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