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U.S. Department of Labor Awards Louisiana $907,000 Grant to Improve Unemployment Insurance Systems

September 28, 2009

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Workforce Commission today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded the state a grant of $907,730 that will be used for improvements aimed at speeding the pa…

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Much of State Sees Job Gains in August

September 25, 2009

BATON ROUGE – Six of the eight metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) of Louisiana recorded employment gains from July to August, with New Orleans leading the way with 700 new nonfarm jobs, according t…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report

September 25, 2009

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending September 19, 2009, increased to 4,767 from the previous week’s total of 4,280. Initial claims were below the comparable we…

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Medical Director for La. Office of Workers’ Compensation Named

September 24, 2009

BATON ROUGE - Dr. Larry Ferachi, a Baton Rouge board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who has served as team physician for the LSU football and basketball teams since 1995, has been named medical directo…

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LWC Statement on Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Projection

September 23, 2009

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission today released the following statement on the Revenue Estimating Conference’s forecast that indicates that the Unemployment Trust Fund, from which unem…

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LWC, Dept. of Social Services Partner to Increase Workforce Participation, Self-Sufficiency for Clients

September 22, 2009

LAFAYETTE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission and the Department of Social Services announced today they are working together on a pilot integration program designed to more effectively use available…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report

September 18, 2009

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending September 12, 2009, decreased to 4,280 from the previous week’s total of 5,302. Initial claims were below the comparable we…

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Monroe Employer is Third Arrest in Two Days as LWC Cracks Down on Fraud

September 11, 2009

MONROE – The arrest today of a Monroe business owner marks the third arrest in two days as the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) continues its crackdown on employers allegedly committing workers’ c…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report

September 11, 2009

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending September 5, 2009, increased to 5,302 from the previous week’s total of 4,357. The increase was spread throughout several i…

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La. Workforce Commission to Open Transition Center for Brown-Eagle Contract Services Workers in Baton Rouge

September 10, 2009

BATON ROUGE– The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Rapid Response Team will open a transition center to provide services for the 84 workers who will be laid off from Brown-Eagle Contract Services on Oc…

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Tri-Parish Youth-a-Thon Opportunity

September 10, 2009

DERIDDER - Youth in 7th – 12th grade and their families are invited to take part in the Tri-Parish Youth-a-Thon on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds Exhibit…

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Former Hunt Forest Products Employees Eligible to Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

September 8, 2009

HAMMOND– Hunt Forest Products, Inc. workers who were laid off earlier this year are eligible to apply for additional retraining and re-employment services because their job loss is the result of incre…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report

September 4, 2009

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending August 29, 2009 decreased to 4,357 from the previous week’s total of 4,411. This marks the fifth consecutive week that init…

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