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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report

February 27, 2009

Initial claims for unemployment insurance increased to 4,154 for the week ending February 21, 2009, compared to the previous week’s total of 4,053. Initial claims were below the comparable week endin…

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Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Continue to Decrease

February 20, 2009

Initial claims for unemployment insurance decreased to 4,053 for the week ending February 14, 2009, compared to the previous week’s total of 4,338. Initial claims were above the comparable week endin…

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Second Quarter 2008 Employment and Wages Released

February 19, 2009

BATON ROUGE— The number of jobs in Louisiana during the second quarter of 2008 was up by 26,364 over the second quarter of 2007, according to the “Louisiana Employment and Wages – Second Quarter 2008”…

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Howard Sanders Appointed Director of the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Office of Workforce Development

February 18, 2009

BATON ROUGE – Howard Sanders, the former vice president of operations for Sonitrol Corporation, is the new director of the Office of Workforce Development for the Louisiana Workforce Commission, LWC E…

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More Than 2,300 Workers to Upgrade Skills with Incumbent Worker Training Program

February 18, 2009

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission today announced that it approved more than $2.7 million in Incumbent Worker Training Program grants during December and January to train more than 2,30…

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2007 Louisiana Employment and Wages Released

February 17, 2009

BATON ROUGE— The Louisiana Workforce Commission announced today that the report titled “Louisiana Employment and Wages – Annual Report 2007” is available. The publication contains 2007 covered empl…

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Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Decrease

February 13, 2009

Initial claims for unemployment insurance decreased to 4,338 for the week ending February 7, 2009, compared to the previous week’s total of 4,591. Initial claims were above the comparable week ending…

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Claims for Unemployment Insurance Increase

February 6, 2009

Initial claims for unemployment insurance increased to 4,591 for the week ending January 31, 2009, compared to the previous week’s total of 4,179. Initial claims were above the comparable week ending…

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La. Workforce Commission Announces Workers’ Compensation Fraud Program

February 6, 2009

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission today announced a Workers’ Compensation fraud detection program aimed at identifying and bringing into compliance businesses that are not providing wor…

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La. Workforce Commission to Hold Trade Adjustment Assistance Orientation Sessions for International Paper - Bastrop Workers

February 3, 2009

BASTROP – The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Rapid Response team will be in Bastrop Thursday and Friday to conduct orientation sessions for International Paper workers who lost their jobs when the B…

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International Paper - Bastrop Workers Eligible to Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

February 2, 2009

BASTROP – The 550 International Paper workers who lost their jobs when the Bastrop facility closed last November are now eligible to apply for additional retraining and re-employment services because …

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