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Louisiana's First Neighborhood Place Opens in Sabine Parish

June 29, 2009

BATON ROUGE - Today representatives from five state departments joined Sabine Parish officials and community partners in Many for the grand opening of Neighborhood Place-South, the first Neighborhood …

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report

June 26, 2009

Initial claims for unemployment insurance increased to 6,113 for the week ending June 20, 2009, when compared to the previous week’s total of 5,139. The Transportation Equipment industry sector had t…

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Louisiana Employment Outperforms the Nation

June 25, 2009

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s employment picture continued to outperform the nation in May despite a drop in nonfarm jobs, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) announced today. Seasonally adjusted …

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Louisiana Legislature Passes Workers’ Compensation Medical Guidelines Bill

June 25, 2009

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Legislature on Thursday approved a bill that establishes evidence-based medical treatment guidelines for workers’ compensation benefits, capping a groundbreaking collaborat…

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Industrial Employers Encouraged to Sign Up for June 30 Job Fair

June 23, 2009

Industrial employers needing skilled machine operators and technicians can participate in a job fair set for Tuesday, June 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hemingbough Conference and Convention Center, 1…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report

June 19, 2009

Initial claims for unemployment insurance decreased to 5,139 for the week ending June 13, 2009, when compared to the previous week’s total of 5,978. Initial claims were above the comparable week endi…

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Louisiana Workforce Commission Hosts Free Business Start-up Seminar, Job Fair

June 17, 2009

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Workforce Commission will host a series of free events this month in East and West Feliciana parishes designed to provide re-employment help to former Exide Technologies an…

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La. Workforce Commission to Hold Orientation Session for Yoo-hoo Plant Workers

June 16, 2009

OPELOUSAS – The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Rapid Response Team will hold an orientation session for the 28 workers who will be laid off when the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group’s Yoo-hoo plant in Opelo…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report

June 12, 2009

Initial claims for unemployment insurance increased to 5,978 for the week ending June 6, 2009, when compared to the previous week’s total of 5,753. Initial claims were above the comparable week endin…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report

June 9, 2009

Initial claims for unemployment insurance increased to 5,753 for the week ending May 30, 2009, when compared to the previous week’s total of 4,944. The increases in initial claims are due to an incre…

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La. Workforce Commission to Hold Trade Adjustment Assistance Orientation Session for Innertech - Shreveport Workers

June 4, 2009

SHREVEPORT – The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Rapid Response team will be in Shreveport on Monday, June 8, to conduct an orientation session for Innertech workers who will lose their jobs this mon…

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La. Workforce Commission to Hold Trade Adjustment Assistance Orientation Session for Weyerhaeuser - Dodson Workers

June 4, 2009

JONESBORO – The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Rapid Response team will be in Jonesboro on Wednesday, June 10, to conduct an orientation session for Weyerhaeuser workers who lost their jobs when the…

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La. Workforce Commission to Hold Trade Adjustment Assistance Orientation Sessions for Weyerhaeuser - Simsboro Workers

June 4, 2009

RUSTON – The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Rapid Response team will be in Ruston on Tuesday, June 9, to conduct an orientation session for Weyerhaeuser workers who lost their jobs when the Simsboro…

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New Orleans, Houma Metro Areas Continue to Lead Nation with Low Unemployment Rates

June 3, 2009

BATON ROUGE - For the second month in a row, the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner area had the lowest unemployment rate among the nation’s largest metro areas, with Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux reporting the…

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