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La. Awarded $10 Million Federal Grant for Oil Spill-Related Re-employment Services

June 30, 2010

The Louisiana Workforce Commission has been awarded three National Emergency Grants, including a $10 million grant to provide employment-related assistance and retraining for people who have lost thei…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report June 25, 2010

June 25, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending June 19, 2010, decreased to 4,450 from the previous week’s total of 4,902. Initial claims were below the comparable we…

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Louisiana Metro Areas Gain Jobs in May

June 24, 2010

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s unadjusted nonfarm employment grew by 10,300 jobs from April to May, with job gains in every metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in the state, according to the Louisiana Work…

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Louisiana Disability Program Navigator Staff Honored at National Conference

June 21, 2010

BATON ROUGE – Three staff members of Louisiana’s Disability Program Navigator Initiative were recently honored at the Seventh Annual National Disability Program Navigator Initiative Conference in Wisc…

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Louisiana Gains Private Sector Employment in May

June 18, 2010

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission reported today that private sector jobs grew by 4,600 jobs from April to May. Louisiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched slightly up…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report June 18, 2010

June 18, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending June 12, 2010, decreased to 4,902 from the previous week’s total of 5,188. Initial claims were below the comparable we…

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LWC Satellite Locations Announced for Cut Off, Lafitte

June 17, 2010

The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) has established new temporary satellite locations in Cut Off and Lafitte, offering services for individuals affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. …

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LWC Reminds Employers of Responsibility to Provide Protective Gear at No Cost to Workers

June 16, 2010

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission reminds employers that they are responsible for providing personal protective equipment (PPE) at no cost to workers in compliance with Occupational Saf…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report June 11, 2010

June 11, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending June 5, 2010, increased to 5,188 from the previous week’s total of 5,166. The largest over-the-week increase in initia…

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Bastrop Job Fair for Security Positions Set for June 15

June 10, 2010

BASTROP – A job fair will be held Tuesday, June 15, at the Bastrop Municipal Center to recruit 100 qualified applicants for security officer/supervisor jobs along the Louisiana Gulf Coast. The job …

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Workforce Commission Providing Services to Coca Cola Enterprises Employees

June 9, 2010

THIBODAUX – The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Rapid Response team will be offering re-adjustment and job counseling services to workers of Coca Cola Enterprises in Thibodaux. A worker orientatio…

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LWC Connects 1,800 to Oil Spill Clean-up Training this Week

June 4, 2010

HOUMA - The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) this week helped to connect another 1,800 Louisianians to BP training specific to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, making them ready for possible clean-up…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report June 4, 2010

June 4, 2010

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending May 29, 2010, increased to 5,166 from the previous week’s total of 4,645. The largest over-the-week increases in initi…

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Blumenthal Print Works Employees Eligible to Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

June 3, 2010

NEW ORLEANS – The Blumenthal Print Works, Inc. employees 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…

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Louisiana Workforce Commission Warns Against Possible Oil Spill Job, Training Scams

June 2, 2010

BATON ROUGE – Job seekers interested in oil spill clean-up jobs should be wary of any offers that involve fees for training or job placement, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) said today. “…

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