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Labor Department to assist workers affected by closure of Beaird Industries

June 27, 2008

SHREVEPORT – The Louisiana Department of Labor’s Rapid Response unit will conduct orientation sessions to assist the 275 workers who were laid off when Beaird Industries closed its Shreveport facility…

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Labor, partner agencies discuss workforce development reform

June 26, 2008

BOSSIER CITY — Louisiana Department of Labor Sec. Tim Barfield was joined today by partner agency representatives and stakeholders at Bossier Parish Community College to announce the passage of Gov. J…

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Louisiana Nonfarm Payrolls Continue to Grow

June 25, 2008

BATON ROUGE – Seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in Louisiana grew by 30,800 workers from May 2007 to May 2008, bringing the total number of jobs in the state to 1,942,000, the Louisiana Department of L…

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Workforce Bill Clears Legislature, Heads to Governor for Signature

June 23, 2008

BATON ROUGE — Gov. Jindal’s centerpiece bill to reform Louisiana’s workforce development system won final Legislative approval today and now heads to the governor for his signature. The bill, HB…

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John Deere Thibodaux receives national safety award

June 11, 2008

THIBODAUX – John Deere Thibodaux, Inc. received a Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) award during an on-site ceremony today, recognizing it as one of the safest workplaces in th…

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Labor Department Rapid Response team to conduct job search workshop for Community Development Institute – Head Start workers

June 10, 2008

PORT ALLEN – The Louisiana Department of Labor’s Rapid Response team will conduct a job search workshop for Community Development Institute (CDI)-Head Start workers who were laid off from their jobs o…

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Statement of Louisiana Labor Secretary Tim Barfield on Unemployment Figures

June 9, 2008

BATON ROUGE -- "The news from the federal government about the sharp increase in the national unemployment rate in May is disheartening," Louisiana Labor Secretary Tim Barfield said. "Statewide inform…

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SHARP award symbolizes exemplary safety and health management system for businesses

June 6, 2008

BATON ROUGE – Businesses in Louisiana are eligible to apply for participation in a free safety program aimed at making workplaces safer for employees and reducing the regulatory burden on businesses. …

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New Orleans-area youth gain skills to rebuild communities

June 3, 2008

NEW ORLEANS — Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, New Orleans-area youth have the opportunity to earn money and scholarships while learning skills to aid in hurricane-recovery efforts…

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