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updated: Nov 30, 2012, 3:08 PM

The Workforce Resource Centers of Santa Barbara County are awaiting official word of layoffs at Santa Barbara Bank and Trust. Once notified, their staffers will go into what's known as "Rapid Response."

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 COMMENT 348928 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-30 03:22 PM

if they help out as much as they help the people at scolari's, then the SBBT employee's are in big trouble. they did nothing for us.


 COMMENT 348949 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-30 03:41 PM

I hear the ringing now... another angel has got its wings.


 COMMENT 348972P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-30 04:27 PM

Happy Holidays, huh?


 COMMENT 348995P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-30 05:26 PM

I went through that same stuff when Santa Barbara Saving & Loan closed 43 branches, then Infomag, Advanced Computer Communication ,Joselyn Electronics and layoffs at Raytheon. I am sure Edhat Readers could make a list of hundreds of employers that have closed here in Santa Barbara County and Our government tells us everything is getting better! I only see the rich getting richer. Everyone else is suffering, no jobs, just foreclosures.


 COMMENT 349008 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-30 06:02 PM

my branch said that the laid off employees will be working until next year sometime..


 COMMENT 349097 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-01 07:11 AM

"Rapid Response Mode" vs what? "DMV Employee Mode" ? What a joke.

My heart goes out to the bank employees being laid off. I dont see how Union Bank can consider this good for their business, to me its a kiss of death - their rates arent that amazing that I would ignore what they have done to the community, to do business with them now makes zero sense.


 COMMENT 349139 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-01 09:14 AM

097 because those being unfortunately laid off are are positions in which union bank already has employees for.. duh.. Sounds like all the branch staff are staying the same, so it muse be support staff and upper management... but from what i read it sounds like they will be employed at least till april 30th is that at least some good news in the bad news..


 COMMENT 349223 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-01 11:44 AM

If SBB&T employees want to try the option of starting their own business, they might call the Women's Economic Ventures (men, too!) at 965-6073 (ask for Karley) or the SV/Ventura Small Business Development Center - 6874151 (ask for Mike).


 COMMENT 349268 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-01 02:25 PM

No worries! Those laid off will be able to get almost 2 years of unemployment!


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