layoffs http://peoriapublicradio.org en Dunlap teachers, parents oppose proposed cuts http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/dunlap-teachers-parents-oppose-proposed-cuts <p></p><div>The Dunlap school district should keep its teachers and current band and orchestra programs next year. &nbsp;That’s the message from hundreds of parents and teachers voicing concern over proposed staff and program cuts. &nbsp;The proposed spending plan would lay-off nearly 20 teachers, cut school bussing options and raise student fees. About 40 people spoke out against the proposed cuts during last night’s school board meeting. Many are opposed to cutting fifth grade band and fourth grade orchestra programs. &nbsp;Tina Holloway is the band director at Dunlap Valley Middle School. She says delaying music classes hurts the students and the district:</div><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 04:57:30 +0000 Alex Rusciano 17650 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Dunlap teachers, parents oppose proposed cuts Quinn: prolonged shutdown means more layoffs http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-prolonged-shutdown-means-more-layoffs <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Pat Quinn says if the federal government shutdown continues, Illinois will have to lay off more workers whose paychecks come from federal funding.</span></p><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 22:18:14 +0000 Brian Mackey & AP 13055 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn: prolonged shutdown means more layoffs Cat to layoff 60 employees http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/cat-layoff-60-employees <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Caterpillar is laying off 60 employees at the Mapleton Foundry. The company says the indefinite layoffs are necessary to align manpower with production. It comes after Cat announced a 45-percent drop in earnings and a 17-percent decrease in sales and revenues. A statement from the company says the layoffs will be effective in early May.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:47:33 +0000 Denise Molina 4636 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Cat to layoff 60 employees Caterpillar maintains dividend rate http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/caterpillar-maintains-dividend-rate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Caterpillar will pay stockholders a cash dividend of 52-cents per share of common stock this quarter. The company will pay the dividends May </span>20th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for stockholders of record at the close of April </span>22nd<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cat Chairman and CEO Doug </span>Oberhelman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the company is encouraged by improvements in economic indicators despite global uncertainties. &nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 21:44:14 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 3796 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Caterpillar maintains dividend rate Short-term layoffs continue at Caterpillar http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/short-term-layoffs-continue-caterpillar <p></p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 00:30:56 +0000 Tanya Koonce 2489 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Short-term layoffs continue at Caterpillar Layoffs at multiple unemployment offices begin Friday http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/layoffs-multiple-unemployment-offices-begin-friday <p></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 00:52:45 +0000 Alex Rusciano 1678 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Layoffs at multiple unemployment offices begin Friday