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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending June 17

June 23, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 17, 2017 increased to 2,922 from the previous week’s total of 2,903. For the comparable week a year ago, ending June 18, 20…

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Nonfarm jobs post strong gains, confidence in the economy builds

June 23, 2017

BATON ROUGE – According to recent data released from the Bureau of Labor & Statistics (BLS), not seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs increased by 12,300 from April. This brings the new total for Ma…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims drop for week ending June 10

June 16, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 10, 2017 decreased to 2,903 from the previous week’s total of 2,965. For the comparable week a year ago, ending June 11, 20…

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Nonfarm & private sector jobs improve, Louisiana economy picks up

June 16, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Seasonally adjusted data for the month of May shows that total nonfarm employment gained 10,500 jobs over the month for a new figure of 1,983,200. This is the largest over the month gain…

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Ochsner Medical Assistant Training Program - River Parishes to host inaugural graduation ceremony

June 13, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Students from the Ochsner Medical Assistant (MA) Training Program – River Parishes will receive certification this week during their graduation ceremony on Tuesday, June 13, at the Edwar…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending June 3

June 9, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending June 3, 2017 increased to 2,965 from the previous week’s total of 2,907. For the comparable week a year ago, ending June 4, 2016…

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Lake Charles area to host Veterans Job Fair 2017

June 8, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Veterans who are searching for employment can participate in an upcoming job fair in Southwest Louisiana. The Business and Career Solutions Center - Calcasieu Consortium is hosting the V…

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Employment and Wages Fourth Quarter 2016 Available

June 7, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Data on Louisiana’s employment and wages for the fourth quarter of 2016 are now available on the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s website, www.laworks.net. These data cover employment…

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LWC employee named Leadership Baton Rouge Alumni Board Chair

June 6, 2017

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is proud to announce that Jacquelyn Schulz Craddock, Industry Sector Specialist, will serve as chair of the Leadership Baton Rouge Alumni (LBRA) …

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending May 27

June 2, 2017

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending May 27, 2017 increased to 2,907 from the previous week’s total of 2,755. For the comparable week a year ago, ending May 28, 2016…

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LWC offers bonding services to state employers

June 1, 2017

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) offers bonding services for hard-to-place job seekers under the Fidelity Bonding Program. The federal bonding program provides insurance to emplo…

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