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layoffs

  • BIW announces 58 more layoffs; Navy secretary to visit

    BATH — Word Wednesday that the secretary of the Navy will visit Bath Iron Works next week came only days after the shipyard announced a second round of upcoming layoffs. BIW's June 5 announcement of 58 temporary layoffs followed word of 67 layoffs on June 1. The layoffs, effectiv...

  • Bath Iron Works to lay off 67 workers by June 15

    BATH — Bath Iron Works President Jeff Geiger announced Monday that the shipyard would implement a series of temporary layoffs in multiple trades through the summer and fall due to a workload gap. Geiger said he cannot accurately predict the exact size and duration of the layoffs....

  • Service monument, Comp Plan to be funded in South Portland's capital improvement budget

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A monument honoring military service members planned for Mill Creek Park and citywide comprehensive planning efforts would would get a total $50,000 in city funding under the proposed $7.9 million capital improvements budget for fiscal 2010. Environmental protect...

  • February layoffs continue to divide South Portland City Council

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In late February, City Manager Jim Gailey decided to balance the budget by laying off five veteran employees. The move sparked protests and outrage from some residents and city councilors because of the way it was handled. Acting on the advice of an attorney, Gail...

  • 'People have lost confidence in their government'

    Residents amp up pressure on City Council to review layoffs SOUTH PORTLAND — About 40 protesters braved wind and driving rain Monday night to show their support for five city workers who were laid off last month and to demand answers from city officials. P...

  • Investigator to probe South Portland layoffs

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city has agreed to work with an outside investigator looking into the layoffs of five veteran city employees.  The decision came less than week after one of the former employees submitted her own report to the city manager and mayor and nearly a week before s...

  • South Portland taxes rise as budget shrinks

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A public hearing on the proposed budget for next year is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 25 Cottage Road.  City Manager Jim Gailey has proposed a $80.28 million budget for fiscal 2010, which starts July 1. The budget,...

  • Fired South Portland worker seeks layoff probe

    Public rally planned April 6 at City Hall SOUTH PORTLAND — One of the five veteran city employees who were laid off last month is calling for an independent investigation into how the workers were selected and how the layoffs were carried out. Deb Smith, the f...

  • Bean curtails expansion, faces potential layoffs

    FREEPORT — Maine retail icon L.L. Bean is feeling the economic squeeze.

  • South Portland residents rally in support of laid off workers

    SOUTH PORTLAND — More than 50 people showed up to the City Council meeting Wednesday, demanding answers to questions lingering in the wake of five layoffs made last week to balance next year's budget.