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Baton Rouge Business & Career Solutions Job Fair rescheduled for Oct. 16

September 29, 2008

BATON ROUGE – Area veterans and the general public will have the opportunity to meet with a variety of employers with immediate job openings at the Baton Rouge Business & Career Solutions Job Fair, fr…

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Louisiana Workforce Commission Announces New Call Center Schedule

September 26, 2008

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Workforce Commission announced that starting Saturday, Sept. 27, applications for new unemployment insurance claims will be accepted from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. every day except S…

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Louisiana Nonfarm Jobs Increase Again

September 25, 2008

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana experienced a 9,400-job increase in the seasonally adjusted number of nonfarm jobs from July to August 2008. This was the biggest month-to-month increase in the country, the L…

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Louisiana Workforce Commission Announces New Dates for Regional Summits

September 24, 2008

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Workforce Commission today announced that Hurricanes Gustav and Ike have forced it to revise the schedule of its 2008 Workforce Summits. The Commission now will host two…

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Louisiana Workforce Commission Updates Status of Unemployment Insurance Claims

September 24, 2008

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission today announced that all new storm-related unemployment insurance claims filed through Thursday, Sept. 18, have been processed. The Commission has mail…

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Deadlines Near for Hurricane-Related Disaster Unemployment Applications

September 22, 2008

BATON ROUGE - People whose jobs have been lost or interrupted as a result of the recent hurricanes are reminded that there are specific deadlines in place for filing Disaster Unemployment Assistance a…

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Shreveport GM workers eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

September 19, 2008

SHREVEPORT – The Shreveport General Motors workers who will lose their jobs when the facility eliminates its second shift on Sept. 26 are eligible to apply for additional retraining and re-employment …

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Mobile units continue to provide unemployment insurance assistance, job services in storm-impacted areas

September 17, 2008

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) will have mobile units in south Louisiana on Thursday and Friday to take new Unemployment Insurance claims and provide job search and placement s…

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Louisiana Workforce Commission updates Business and Career Solutions Center status

September 16, 2008

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Workforce Commission announced today that electricity and Internet service has been restored to all but one of its storm-impacted Business and Career Solutions Centers. Th…

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Mobile units in storm-impacted areas to assist with Unemployment Insurance claims, job needs

September 16, 2008

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) has positioned three mobile units in south Louisiana to take new Unemployment Insurance claims and provide job search and placement services. The…

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Disaster Unemployment Assistance available for victims of Hurricane Ike

September 14, 2008

BATON ROUGE - People whose jobs have been lost or interrupted because of the disaster in the 14 parishes eligible for individual disaster assistance as a result of Hurricane Ike also are eligible to a…

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Louisiana Workforce Commission Announces Saturday Hours at Baton Rouge, Houma Business and Career Solutions Centers

September 12, 2008

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Workforce Commission today announced that Business and Career Solutions Centers in Baton Rouge and Houma will be open tomorrow to allow those impacted by Hurricane Gustav t…

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People Affected by Gustav in Seven Additional Parishes Now Eligible to Apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

September 12, 2008

BATON ROUGE – Seven additional parishes have been made eligible for federal disaster assistance as a result of Hurricane Gustav. People whose jobs have been lost or interrupted because of the disaste…

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Louisiana Workforce Commission Explains Problems, Announces Progress

September 11, 2008

BATON ROUGE, La. (Sept. 11, 2008) - The Louisiana Workforce Commission today highlighted the progress officials have made in overcoming the problems associated with Hurricane Gustav and helping Louisi…

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La. Workforce Commission announces postponement of New Orleans Workforce Summit

September 10, 2008

NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana Workforce Commission announced today that the Workforce Summit that had been scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 17 at Astor Crowne Plaza has been postponed due to the aftermath…

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La. Workforce Commission Awarded More than $22 Million to Fund Hurricane-Recovery Jobs, Vital Needs

September 10, 2008

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) today announced that it has been awarded a grant of up to $22.2 million to fund approximately 4,000 temporary jobs for cleanup and restoration ef…

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Louisiana Workforce Commission Opens New Claims Lines

September 10, 2008

BATON ROUGE, La. (Sept. 10, 2008) - The Louisiana Workforce Commission today announced the addition of another toll-free phone number for those filing new claims for unemployment benefits to provide b…

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La. Workforce Commission processing unemployment benefit payments

September 8, 2008

BATON ROUGE -The restoration of power and networking services to the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is enabling the agency to process unemployment benefit payments today for the first time since…

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La. Workforce Commission to activate additional phone number for new claims

September 8, 2008

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is adding an additional toll-free phone number for people who wish to file new claims for unemployment benefits. This number will be active begin…

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Mobile units to assist with Unemployment Insurance claims, job needs

September 8, 2008

BATON ROUGE -The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) has activated four mobile units in south Louisiana to take new Unemployment Insurance claims and provide job search and placement services. The un…

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La. Workforce Commission implements additional measures to expedite Unemployment Insurance claims filing

September 7, 2008

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Workforce Commission and its unemployment insurance call center were without power until late Sunday, Sept. 7. This power failure blocked access to the LWC’s computer syste…

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Disaster Unemployment Assistance available for victims of Hurricane Gustav

September 5, 2008

BATON ROUGE - People whose jobs have been lost or interrupted because of the disaster in the 36 parishes eligible for individual disaster assistance as a result of Hurricane Gustav also are eligible f…

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Louisiana Workforce Commission announces Business and Career Solutions Center openings, extended hours

September 4, 2008

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Workforce Commission announced today that its Business and Career Solutions Centers in central and north Louisiana are open and will be staffed seven days a week from 8 a.m…

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