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LWC, Microsoft to Partner on Free Technology Training

May 28, 2010

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission has joined forced with Microsoft in an innovative public-private partnership to provide to Louisiana job seekers and workers free technology training. …

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report May 28, 2010

May 28, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending May 22, 2010, increased to 4,645 from the previous week’s total of 4,584. Initial claims were below the comparable wee…

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Workforce Commission Connects Hundreds of Louisiana Residents to Training for Oil Spill Jobs

May 28, 2010

HOUMA, La. - As many as 500 Louisiana residents who applied through the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) for oil spill clean-up jobs got BP-specific training on Thursday, the LWC reported today. …

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Workforce Commission Mobile Units to Provide Services in Four Locations Tomorrow and Monday

May 28, 2010

The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) will have four mobile units open tomorrow, Saturday, May 29, and on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, offering services for individuals affected by the oil spill i…

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SAPA Extrusions Employees Eligible to Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

May 26, 2010

DELHI – The SAPA Extrusions, LLC workers who lost their jobs late last year are now eligible to apply for additional retraining and re-employment services because their job loss is the result of compe…

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Trane Springhill Employees Eligible to Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

May 26, 2010

SPRINGHILL– Workers who were laid off from Trane Springhill are eligible to apply for additional retraining and re-employment services because their job loss is the result of a shift in production to …

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Civilian Employment Reaches 16-Month High in April

May 25, 2010

BATON ROUGE – The civilian labor force in Louisiana grew by 22,194 people from March to April and the number employed grew by 20,337, the Louisiana Workforce Commission reported today. The number …

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Workforce Commission, DSS Providing Services at New Location in Cut Off

May 24, 2010

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) mobile unit in Cut Off, which offers services for individuals affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, is now located at 16241 E. Main St…

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Riley, Grimmett Named to Leadership Roles at LWC

May 21, 2010

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Workforce Commission Executive Director Curt Eysink announced today the appointment of Johnny Riley as director of the Office of Workforce Development and Melissa “Missy” Grimm…

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State Continues to Gain Jobs; Unemployment Rate Falls Again

May 21, 2010

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate improved to 6.7 percent in April and nonfarm employment in the state grew by 900 jobs from March to a total of 1,888,500 jobs in April, …

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report May 21, 2010

May 21, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending May 15, 2010, increased to 4,584 from the previous week’s total of 4,480. Initial claims were above the comparable wee…

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Workforce Commission Providing Services Tomorrow in Grand Isle, Cut Off

May 21, 2010

The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) mobile units in Grand Isle and Cut Off will be open tomorrow, Saturday, May 22, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., offering services for individuals affected by the oil spi…

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Owners of Medical Staffing Firm Arrested, Charged with Fraud

May 18, 2010

VILLE PLATTE – A months-long investigation by the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) and Louisiana Attorney General’s office into the business practices of a Ville Platte medical staffing firm ended…

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Workforce Commission, DSS Providing Services in Grand Isle, Cut Off

May 18, 2010

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) has opened mobile units in Grand Isle and Cut Off, offering services for individuals affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In Gran…

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LWC, Louisiana Business Working Closely on Oil Spill Training Efforts

May 14, 2010

The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is working closely with the Louisiana company that is coordinating all oil spill response training to ensure interested job seekers get needed training for po…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report May 14, 2010

May 14, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending May 8, 2010, decreased to 4,480 from the previous week’s total of 4,574. Initial claims were below the comparable week…

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2010 Employment Rate Press Release Schedule Revised

May 13, 2010

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) has revised the 2010 employment rate press release schedule to include a seasonally adjusted statewide press release to coincide with the Bureau …

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Mobile Unit to Offer Workforce, DSS Services in Lafitte

May 13, 2010

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Workforce Commission and Department of Social Services will open a mobile unit on Friday in Lafitte, offering services for individuals affected by the oil spill in the Gulf…

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Job Seekers Cautioned About Companies Seeking Placement Fees for Oil Spill Jobs

May 7, 2010

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) reminds job seekers to use caution when applying for any job, including those related to the oil spill, which requires payment of a fee as a cond…

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Louisiana Workforce Commission Mobile Career Units in Operation in St. Bernard, Plaquemines parishes

May 7, 2010

The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Mobile Career Units will be open Saturday and next week on Monday through Friday, offering services for individuals affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report May 7, 2010

May 7, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending May 1, 2010, decreased to 4,574 from the previous week’s total of 4,982. The largest over-the-week decrease was in the…

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Employers Encouraged to Post Oil Spill Job Openings

May 6, 2010

BATON ROUGE – Employers can post any oil spill-related job openings for free through the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s online service at www.laworks.net. To post a job, employers should select the “Post a J…

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LWC Centers throughout State Can Assist with Oil Spill Job Applications

May 4, 2010

BATON ROUGE – Business and Career Solutions Centers throughout Louisiana can accept applications from job seekers interested in potential jobs that may become available due to the oil spill in the Gul…

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