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Alcoa issues WARN for Lake Charles plant

February 5, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Alcoa Global Primary Products issued a Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification (WARN) announcing layoffs in its Calcined Coke Operations plant in Lake Charles. The layoffs are expe…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Jan. 30

February 5, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan. 30, 2016 increased to 3,083 from the previous week’s total of 2,658. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Jan. 31, 20…

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Chevron issues WARN for Covington and Lafayette locations

February 4, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Chevron North America issued a WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) today announcing possible layoffs in five office locations in Covington and Lafayette. The compa…

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LWC Mardi Gras closures

February 4, 2016

The Louisiana Workforce Commission headquarters and local offices throughout the state will be closed Tuesday, Feb. 9, for Mardi Gras. The following local offices listed by region will be closed M…

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LWC sets another record in identifying misclassified workers

February 4, 2016

Louisiana Workforce Commission Executive Director Ava Dejoie announced today that the agency set a record for the second consecutive year in identifying the number of workers improperly classified as …

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Unemployment rates fall in all Louisiana metro areas

February 2, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s unemployment rate fell to 5.0 percent in December as the rates in all nine metropolitan statistical areas fell over the month, according to not-seasonally-adjusted data from …

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