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La. Workforce Commission to Open Worker Transition Center, Offer Orientation Sessions for IP Employees

November 25, 2008

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission will conduct orientation sessions and open a worker transition center to assist the 550 people who were laid off when International Paper closed its Ba…

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Nonfarm Payrolls Bounce Back

November 25, 2008

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana saw an increase of 5,000 jobs in the seasonally adjusted number of nonfarm jobs from September to October 2008, the Louisiana Workforce Commission announced today. Furthermo…

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FEMA Approves $2.5 Million for Disaster Unemployment Claims

November 24, 2008

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission today announced that it has been approved to receive an additional $2.5 million from FEMA to pay Disaster Unemployment Assistance claims resulting from…

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La. Workforce Commission Staff in Bastrop to Assist IP Employees

November 24, 2008

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Workforce Commission representatives are in Bastrop today to expedite the delivery of employment assistance services to workers being laid off from International Paper. Work…

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Governor Bobby Jindal Announces Appointments to the Louisiana Workforce Investment Council

November 21, 2008

BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Louisiana Workforce Investment Council. The Louisiana Workforce Investment Council serves to develop a strategic plan to co…

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Governor Bobby Jindal Announces Appointments to the Louisiana Workforce Investment Council

November 21, 2008

BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Louisiana Workforce Investment Council. The Louisiana Workforce Investment Council serves to develop a strategic plan to co…

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La. Workforce Commission Providing Services to IP Bastrop Employees

November 21, 2008

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission has already been helping the workers impacted as a result of the closure of International Paper’s Bastrop facility, which the company announced today. …

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Disaster Unemployment Assistance Filing Deadlines Drawing Near

November 7, 2008

BATON ROUGE – People whose jobs have been lost or interrupted as a result of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike are reminded that there are specific deadlines in place for filing Disaster Unemployment Assistan…

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Northwest Louisiana Veterans Job Fair to be held Nov. 13

November 7, 2008

BOSSIER CITY – Veterans seeking employment opportunities will be able to meet with representatives of more than 60 businesses at the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Job Fair on Thursday, Nov. 13, from 10…

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Employees of suppliers impacted by Shreveport GM downsizing eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

November 3, 2008

SHREVEPORT – More than 120 employees of Shreveport General Motors’ suppliers who lost their jobs on Sept. 29 as a result of decreased production at the GM facility are eligible to apply for additional…

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