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La. Workforce Commission Seeks Guidance from U.S. Dept. of Labor on Unemployment Insurance Stimulus’ Impact on Businesses

March 31, 2009

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Workforce Commission Executive Director Tim Barfield sent a letter Friday to U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis seeking written clarification on the effect an ex…

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Louisiana Only State to Gain Jobs in February

March 30, 2009

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana was the only state in February that posted an increase in jobs according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Friday. The state gained 800 jobs since January and 6,200 …

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La. Workforce Commission to Assist Laid-Off Weyerhaeuser Workers in Dodson

March 27, 2009

DODSON – The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Rapid Response Team will hold an orientation session Tuesday, March 31, for the 136 employees of Weyerhaeuser’s Dodson mill who lost their jobs earlier th…

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La. Workforce Commission to Offer Orientation Sessions for National Wheel-O-Vator Employees in Berwick

March 27, 2009

BERWICK – The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Rapid Response Team will be in Berwick Monday, March 30, to conduct orientation sessions for the 50 employees of National Wheel-O-Vator who will lose the…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report

March 27, 2009

Initial claims for unemployment insurance decreased to 4,414 for the week ending March 21,2009, compared to the previous week’s total of 4,526. Initial claims were above the comparable week ending Ma…

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Nonfarm Jobs Increase to Highest February Level in State

March 25, 2009

BATON ROUGE – The number of Louisiana’s seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in February grew by 6,200 over the past year and by 800 since January, the Louisiana Workforce Commission announced today. T…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report

March 20, 2009

Initial claims for unemployment insurance decreased to 4,526 for the week ending March 14, 2009, compared to the previous week’s total of 4,533. Initial claims were above the comparable week ending Ma…

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La. Workforce Commission Sends Mobile Unit to Farmerville to Provide Services to Pilgrim’s Pride Workers

March 18, 2009

FARMERVILLE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission has sent its mobile response unit to Farmerville to provide additional opportunities for Pilgrim’s Pride workers to access employment and other support…

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Spots Still Available for Businesses at March 24 Networking Event for Road Home Workers Facing Layoff

March 17, 2009

BATON ROUGE – Employers looking for workers with experience in information technology, customer service, accounting, banking, insurance and government are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible for…

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La. Workforce Commission to Offer Orientation Sessions for Pilgrim’s Pride Employees

March 13, 2009

FARMERVILLE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission will conduct orientation sessions next week to assist the nearly 1,300 people who will be laid off when Pilgrim’s Pride closes its processing plant in …

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report

March 13, 2009

Initial claims for unemployment insurance increased to 4,533 for the week ending March 7, 2009, compared to the previous week’s total of 3,497. The largest increase in initial claims was in the NAICS …

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La. Workforce Commission Upgrades Internet Claims System for Unemployment Benefits

March 12, 2009

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission today announced that it has made significant upgrades to its Internet site to make it easier for people to submit claims for unemployment insurance. …

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Nonfarm Jobs a Mixed Bag in January

March 11, 2009

BATON ROUGE – Seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in Louisiana grew by 4,800 workers between January 2008 and January 2009, bringing the total number of jobs in the state to 1,936,300, the Louisiana Work…

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La. Workforce Commission to Conduct Networking Event for Road Home Workers Facing Layoff

March 10, 2009

BATON ROUGE – Employers looking for workers with experience in information technology, customer service, accounting, banking, insurance and government are encouraged to participate in a networking eve…

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Unemployment Insurance Claimants to Begin Receiving $25 Increase in Weekly Benefits

March 9, 2009

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission today announced that claimants filing for unemployment insurance will begin seeing a temporary $25 increase in their weekly benefits payments starting …

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report

March 6, 2009

Initial claims for unemployment insurance decreased to 3,497 for the week ending February 28, 2009, compared to the previous week’s total of 4,154. This decrease is primarily due to fewer initial clai…

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