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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report

July 31, 2009

Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending July 25, 2009, increased to 5,033 from the previous week’s total of 4,879. Initial claims were above the comparable week ending July 26, …

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Public Notice: Community Services Block Grant Program State Plan

July 30, 2009

LEGAL NOTICE: Louisiana Workforce Commission Office of Workforce Development Community Services Block Grant 1001 North 23rd Street Post Office Box 94094 Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9094 View Community Services Block Grant State Plan…

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Former Exide Technologies Employees Eligible to Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

July 29, 2009

BATON ROUGE – Exide Technologies workers who lost their jobs earlier this year are eligible to apply for additional retraining and re-employment services because their job loss is the result of increa…

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Louisiana Private Sector Jobs Increase in June

July 24, 2009

BATON ROUGE – The number of private sector jobs in Louisiana grew by 700 from May to June, led by increases in most major industry sectors, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) announced today. …

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report

July 24, 2009

Initial claims for unemployment insurance decreased to 4,879 for the week ending July 18, 2009, from the previous week’s total of 5,367. For the fist time in five months initial claims were below the…

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La. Workforce Commission Partnering with Northrop Grumman to Provide Weld Testing to Trinity Marine Workers

July 21, 2009

PORT ALLEN – The Louisiana Workforce Commission is partnering with Northrop Grumman to provide weld testing to workers who were laid off last week from Trinity Marine. Testing will be held Thursday…

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La. Workforce Commission Providing Services to Offshore Specialty Fabricators Workers in Houma

July 20, 2009

HOUMA – The Louisiana Workforce Commission will conduct orientation sessions and open a worker transition center to assist the 90 people who will be laid off on Aug. 7 from Offshore Specialty Fabricat…

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Louisiana Has Annual Job Growth in Important Industry Sectors

July 20, 2009

Louisiana was among the 38 states that recorded higher unemployment rates in June, but the Louisiana rate of 6.8 percent remains significantly lower than the national rate of 9.5 percent and the 9.2 p…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report

July 17, 2009

Initial claims for unemployment insurance increased to 5,367 for the week ending July 11, 2009, from the previous week’s total of 4,157. The increase was spread throughout several industry sectors. …

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Governor Jindal Announces Tim Barfield as Executive Counsel

July 15, 2009

BATON ROUGE – Today, Gov. Bobby Jindal announced that Tim Barfield will serve as his new Executive Counsel, chief lawyer and legal advisor to the Governor. Barfield currently serves as the Executive D…

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La. Workforce Commission Providing Services to Steve Hoyle Rehabilitation Center Workers in Tallulah

July 10, 2009

TALLULAH – The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Rapid Response Team will open an onsite transition center to provide services for the 105 workers who will be laid off at the end of the month from the …

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report

July 10, 2009

Initial claims for unemployment insurance decreased to 4,157 for the week ending July 4, 2009, from the previous week’s total of 4,655. Initial claims were above the comparable week ending July 5, 20…

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Employers Encouraged to Sign Up for July 23 Veterans Job Fair

July 8, 2009

BOSSIER CITY – Employers looking to hire skilled veterans can participate in a job fair set for Thursday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bossier Civic Center, 620 Benton Road, Bossier City. …

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Fourth Quarter 2008 Employment and Wages Released

July 7, 2009

BATON ROUGE— The number of jobs in Louisiana during the fourth quarter of 2008 was up by 8,528 over the fourth quarter of 2007, according to the “Louisiana Employment and Wages – Fourth Quarter 2008” …

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Louisiana’s Registered Apprenticeship Program Awarded $100,000 Grant

July 7, 2009

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission has received a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor for its Registered Apprenticeship Division. The grant will be used to update state …

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report

July 6, 2009

Initial claims for unemployment insurance decreased to 4,655 for the week ending June 27, 2009, when compared to the previous week’s total of 6,113. Initial claims were above the comparable week endi…

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Industrial Employers Encouraged to Sign Up for July 10 Job Fair

July 2, 2009

PORT ALLEN – Employers needing skilled welders, mechanics, electricians, pipefitters, machine and heavy equipment operators can participate in a job fair set for Friday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m…

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Louisiana’s State Plan for Program Year 2009 Now Available

July 2, 2009

This document includes Louisiana’s modifications to its WIA/Wagner-Peyser Act Program Year 2009 State Plan, modifications describing Louisiana's visions, strategies and implementation of the American …

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La. Workforce Commission Providing Services to Trinity Marine Products Workers in Brusly

July 1, 2009

BRUSLY – The Louisiana Workforce Commission will conduct orientation sessions and open a worker transition center to assist the 190 people who will be laid off on July 18 from Trinity Marine Products …

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