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Employers Encouraged to Sign Up for April 20 Veterans Job Fair in Baton Rouge

March 31, 2011

BATON ROUGE – Employers looking to hire qualified and experienced workers are encouraged to sign up for a job fair for veterans and the general public to be held on Wednesday, April 20, at the Baton R…

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Over-the-Year Nonfarm Job Gains Largest Since Gustav

March 25, 2011

BATON ROUGE – A gain of 3,000 construction jobs from January to February contributed to the largest over-the-year gain in seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in Louisiana in more than two years, the Loui…

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Training Classes Postponed for General Motors Workers in Shreveport

March 25, 2011

SHREVEPORT – Training classes and seminars planned for next week for furloughed General Motors workers in Shreveport have been postponed, the Louisiana Workforce Commission announced today. General Mo…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report March 25, 2011

March 25, 2011

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending March 19, 2011, increased to 3,655 from the previous week’s total of 3,231. Initial claims were below the comparable we…

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Louisiana Workforce Commission, Urban League of Greater New Orleans Assisting Lundy Enterprises/Pizza Hut Workers

March 18, 2011

NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana Workforce Commission and the Urban League of Greater New Orleans have joined forces to assist workers who were laid off earlier this year from Lundy Enterprises/Pizza Hut i…

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Martin Mills, Inc. Workers in Jeanerette Eligible to Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

March 18, 2011

JEANERETTE – Martin Mills, Inc. employees in Jeanerette who were affected by layoffs are now eligible to apply for additional training and re-employment services. A petition filed with the U.S. D…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report March 18, 2011

March 18, 2011

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending March 12, 2011, decreased to 3,231 from the previous week’s total of 3,545. Initial claims were below the comparable we…

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Workforce Commission Providing Services to General Motors Employees in Shreveport

March 18, 2011

SHREVEPORT – The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Rapid Response team will be offering basic computer skills training and seminars on employment services to employees of General Motors in Shreveport. …

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Premier Technical Plastics Workers in Minden Eligible to Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

March 16, 2011

MINDEN – Premier Technical Plastics employees in Minden who were affected by layoffs are now eligible to apply for additional training and re-employment services. This includes on-site leased workers…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report March 11, 2011

March 11, 2011

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending March 5, 2011, increased to 3,545 from the previous week’s total of 3,196. Initial claims were below the comparable wee…

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Nonfarm Jobs Show Over-the-Year Gains in January

March 10, 2011

BATON ROUGE –Louisiana’s seasonally adjusted nonfarm job count added 9,500 jobs in January 2011 compared to January 2010, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) reported today. A federal Bureau …

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Town Hall Meetings Planned in Plaquemines Parish for Workers and Businesses Impacted by Oil Spill

March 9, 2011

Three town hall meetings offering information on re-employment, training efforts and economic opportunities for businesses and individuals impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill are planned in Pl…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report March 4, 2011

March 4, 2011

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending February 26, 2011, increased slightly to 3,196 from the previous week’s total of 3,167. Initial claims were below the c…

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