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Employer Seminar to be Held in Hammond

June 29, 2011

HAMMOND – The Louisiana Workforce Commission will hold a seminar focusing on electronic filing for quarterly wage and tax reports for employers on Wednesday, July 6, from 10 a.m. - noon. The semina…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report June 24, 2011

June 24, 2011

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending June 18, 2011, decreased to 4,166 from the previous week’s total of 4,445. Initial claims were below the comparable wee…

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Private Sector Fuels Job Growth in May

June 22, 2011

BATON ROUGE – Not seasonally adjusted nonfarm job growth continued to be led by the private sector in May for the state and in most of the metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), the Louisiana Workforc…

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U.S. Department of Labor Awards Louisiana Workforce Commission $389,000 Grant to Continue Re-employment Efforts

June 22, 2011

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a $389,549 grant to continue a re-employment and eligibility assessment (REA) initi…

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State Continues to Gain Private Sector Jobs in May

June 17, 2011

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s total nonfarm employment grew to 1,911,700 jobs in May, with an over-the-year increase of 19,000 jobs and an over-the-month gain of 10,100 jobs, according to figures reported…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report June 17, 2011

June 17, 2011

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending June 11, 2011, decreased to 4,445 from the previous week’s total of 5,344. Initial claims were below the comparable wee…

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Workforce Commission Providing Services to Ingalls Shipbuilding Workers in Avondale

June 13, 2011

AVONDALE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Rapid Response team will be offering re-adjustment and job counseling services to 71 dislocated workers at the Avondale facility of Ingalls Shipbuilding…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report June 10, 2011

June 10, 2011

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending June 4, 2011, increased to 5,344 from the previous week’s total of 4,936. Most of the increase in initial claims is due…

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Job Fair for Skilled Craft Workers Set for June 18

June 9, 2011

MORGAN CITY – A job fair will be held Saturday, June 18, in Morgan City to recruit skilled craft workers for Bollinger Marine Fabricators (BMF), a new construction division of Bollinger Shipyards, Inc…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report June 3, 2011

June 3, 2011

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending May 28, 2011, increased to 4,936 from the previous week’s total of 4,432. The largest over-the-week increases in initia…

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