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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report April 29, 2011

April 29, 2011

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending April 23, 2011, decreased to 3,388 from the previous week’s total of 4,077. The over-the-week decrease in initial claim…

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Operation Spring Cleaning Nets Unemployment Insurance Fraud

April 28, 2011

Ten people have been arrested this week on counts related to unemployment insurance fraud, which could net them up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $3,000. The arrests are the start of a s…

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Correction to March Seasonally Adjusted Jobs Report

April 26, 2011

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) today corrected its seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs report for March after a tabulation error was discovered. Corrected results of a survey …

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Employers Continue to Add Nonfarm Jobs

April 26, 2011

NOTE: The news release below replaces an earlier version that contained incorrect seasonally adjusted nonfarm data. BATON ROUGE – The growth in private sector jobs in Louisiana continued in March …

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Louisiana Workforce Commission Receives $100,000 Settlement in Insurance Fraud Case

April 25, 2011

LAFAYETTE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission today announced a plea bargain in the case of a Lafayette business owner who was arrested in late 2009 on charges of insurance and workers’ compensation …

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Mark Martin to Head Louisiana Rehabilitation Services

April 25, 2011

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) announced today that Mark Martin will serve as director for Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS). Martin began his career with LRS more th…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report April 25, 2011

April 25, 2011

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending April 16, 2011, decreased to 4,077 from the previous week’s total of 4,201. Initial claims were above the comparable we…

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Notice of Public Hearing and Comment Period Revision: Apprenticeship Law (LAC 40:IX.Chapters 1-5)

April 20, 2011

LOUISIANA WORKFORCE COMMISSION OFFICE OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND COMMENT PERIOD REVISION on Labor and Employment -- Apprenticeship Law (LAC 40:IX.Chapters 1-5) Notic…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report April 15, 2011

April 15, 2011

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending April 9, 2011, increased to 4,201 from the previous week’s total of 3,591. The over-the-week increase in initial claims…

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Weyerhaeuser NR Company Workers in Zwolle Eligible to Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

April 15, 2011

ZWOLLE – Weyerhaeuser NR Company employees in Zwolle who were affected by layoffs are now eligible to apply for additional training and re-employment services. A petition filed with the U.S. Depa…

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Veterans and General Public Job Fair to be Held April 20 in Baton Rouge

April 14, 2011

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission will hold a job fair for veterans and the general public on Wednesday, April 20, at the Baton Rouge Crowne Plaza Hotel at 4728 Constitution Ave. The…

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Employers Reminded About Quarterly Report Filing Deadline, Requirements

April 11, 2011

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission reminds employers that Monday, May 2, is the deadline to file their quarterly wage reports and pay employment taxes for the first quarter of 2011. …

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report April 8, 2011

April 8, 2011

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending April 2, 2011, decreased to 3,591 from the previous week’s total of 4,087. Initial claims were below the comparable wee…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report April 1, 2011

April 1, 2011

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending March 26, 2011, increased to 4,087 from the previous week’s total of 3,655. The largest over-the-week increase of initi…

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