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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report October 29, 2010

October 29, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending October 23, 2010, decreased to 3,496 from the previous week’s total of 3,794. Initial claims were below the comparable…

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State, MSA Unemployment Rates Drop in September

October 27, 2010

BATON ROUGE – Unemployment rates decreased in all eight Louisiana metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) and for the state in September in keeping with seasonal back-to-school employment gains, the Lou…

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Labor Force, Employment Continue Over-the-Year Increase

October 22, 2010

BATON ROUGE – The seasonally adjusted civilian labor force in September increased 42,705 over the year and 10,462 from August, according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC). The federal …

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Louisiana Workforce Commission Committed to Efficiency in Service Delivery

October 22, 2010

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is trimming $275,000 in state general funds from its 2010-2011 budget in response to the deficit from the 2009-2010 state budget year. The cos…

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Notice of Redistricting: Workers' Compensation

October 22, 2010

Effective Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, St. Landry and Evangeline parishes will be moved from Workers’ Compensation District 2-Alexandria to District 4-Lafayette. All workers’ compensation claims where ve…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report October 22, 2010

October 22, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending October 16, 2010, decreased to 3,794 from the previous week’s total of 3,981. Initial claims were below the comparable …

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Baton Rouge Business and Career Solutions Center Services to be Limited on Oct. 22 for Computer Updating

October 20, 2010

BATON ROUGE –The Baton Rouge Business and Career Solutions Center - North Office, located at 4523 Plank Road, will offer limited services beginning at noon on Friday, Oct. 22, in order to update compu…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report October 15, 2010

October 15, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending October 9, 2010, increased to 3,981 from the previous week’s total of 3,742. Initial claims were below the comparable …

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Monroe Business and Career Solutions Center Relocating

October 14, 2010

MONROE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Ouachita Business and Career Solutions Center will be relocating to a new location, 1162 Oliver Road, Suite 9, effective Monday, Oct. 25, at 8 a.m. The c…

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Hiring Event Being Held in Lake Charles for Oil Spill Clean-Up Jobs

October 11, 2010

LAKE CHARLES – A hiring event is currently being held through Friday, Oct. 15, to recruit qualified Louisiana applicants for oil spill clean-up jobs in the Lake Charles area. The event is from 9 a.…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report October 8, 2010

October 8, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending October 2, 2010, increased to 3,742 from the previous week’s total of 3,680. Initial claims were below the comparable …

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Employers Seeking Skilled Trade Workers Invited to Participate in Career Fair for Northrop Grumman Workers

October 7, 2010

TALLULAH – Employers in the market for skilled workers in a variety of trade professions are invited to participate in a Nov. 4 career fair for transitioning Northrop Grumman workers. The career fa…

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Louisiana Joins the Nation to Recognize Disability and Employment

October 1, 2010

BATON ROUGE – Recognizing the state’s need to include citizens with disabilities in the workforce, Gov. Bobby Jindal proclaimed October as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Louisiana. Since …

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report October 1, 2010

October 1, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending September 25, 2010, decreased to 3,680 from the previous week’s total of 4,018. The decrease in initial claims was spr…

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