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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report July 29, 2011

July 29, 2011

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending July 23, 2011, decreased to 4,123 from the previous week’s total of 4,398. Initial claims were below the comparable wee…

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Employment Law Seminar to be Held in Monroe

July 27, 2011

MONROE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission and Workforce Investment Board 81 will hold an employment law seminar on Wednesday, Aug. 10, from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the Ouachita Business and Career Solut…

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Hiring Event for Tank Truck Drivers Set for Aug. 3 in Mansfield

July 27, 2011

MANSFIELD – A hiring event will be held Wednesday, Aug. 3, in Mansfield to recruit tank truck drivers for an oil and gas services yard in the Frierson area of DeSoto Parish. The event, which is spo…

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Private Sector Job Growth Continues in June

July 27, 2011

BATON ROUGE – Not seasonally adjusted nonfarm private sector employment increased by 26,000 from June 2010 to June 2011, marking Louisiana's 10th consecutive month of over-the-year gains in private em…

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Job Fair for Route Delivery Drivers Set for July 29 in Bossier City

July 26, 2011

BOSSIER CITY – A job fair will be held Friday, July 29, in Bossier City to recruit route delivery drivers for Core-Mark Industries. The event, which is sponsored by the Louisiana Workforce Commissi…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report July 22, 2011

July 22, 2011

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending July 16, 2011, increased to 4,398 from the previous week’s total of 4,053. Initial claims were below the comparable wee…

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Unemployment Rate Drops; Annual Job Gains Continue

July 22, 2011

BATON ROUGE – The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent in June from the revised May rate of 8.2 percent, and Louisiana employers continued to report annual gains in privat…

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Disability Councils to Hold Meeting in Baton Rouge

July 18, 2011

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Rehabilitation Council (LRC) and the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) will hold a two-day meeting focusing on Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS) on Thursday…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report July 15, 2011

July 15, 2011

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending July 9, 2011, decreased to 4,053 from the previous week’s total of 4,169. Initial claims were below the comparable week…

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Workers’ Compensation Medical Guidelines Now in Effect

July 15, 2011

Medical treatment guidelines take effect today for the treatment of workers’ compensation injuries in Louisiana. The guidelines are being instituted by the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Office o…

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Louisiana Workforce Commission Assisting Momentive Specialty Chemicals with Recruiting Efforts, Applicant Testing

July 14, 2011

NORCO - The Louisiana Workforce Commission is working with Momentive Specialty Chemicals (formerly Hexion) to help them fill vacant process operator positions. The Norco company turned to the LWC f…

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Fourth Quarter 2010 Employment and Wages Data Now Available

July 13, 2011

BATON ROUGE — Fourth quarter 2010 data on Louisiana’s employment and wages are now available on the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Web site, www.laworks.net. The information covers employment and total wages…

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Employer Seminar to be Held in Lafayette

July 12, 2011

LAFAYETTE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission will hold a seminar focusing on electronic filing for quarterly wage and tax reports for employers on Tuesday, July 19, from 10 a.m. - noon. The semin…

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Public Notice: Community Services Block Grant Program State Plan

July 12, 2011

LEGAL NOTICE: Louisiana Workforce Commission Office of Workforce Development Community Services Block Grant 1001 North 23rd Street Post Office Box 9409Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9094 View Community Services Block Grant State Plan The Lou…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report July 8, 2011

July 8, 2011

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending July 2, 2011, increased to 4,169 from the previous week’s total of 3,804. Initial claims were below the comparable week…

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Employer Seminar to be Held in Houma

July 7, 2011

HOUMA – The Louisiana Workforce Commission will hold a seminar focusing on electronic filing for quarterly wage and tax reports for employers on Thursday, July 14, from 10 a.m. - noon. The seminar,…

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Hiring Event for Security Positions Set for July 11

July 6, 2011

HOUMA – A hiring event will be held Monday, July 11, in Houma to recruit workers for Weiser Security. The event, which is sponsored by the Louisiana Workforce Commission, will be held from 10 a.m. …

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LWC Putting Employer Tax Evaders on Notice

July 6, 2011

Armed with an innovative statewide detection system, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) has collected nearly $1.2 million of improperly avoided unemployment insurance taxes, plus penalty and int…

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Unemployment Insurance Fraud Crackdown Continues

July 6, 2011

MONROE - Robyn Renee Jolly, of Delhi, has been booked with one count of felony theft over $5,000 in connection with allegedly receiving fraudulent unemployment insurance benefits while working at the …

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Announcement: Implementation of OWCA Medical Guidelines Delayed

July 5, 2011

The implementation of Office of Workers' Compensation Administration (OWCA) medical guidelines for the treatment of injured workers has been delayed. District Judge Michael Caldwell on Thursday, J…

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New Orleans-Area Unemployment Insurance Fraud Crackdown Tally Rises to 24 Arrests

July 5, 2011

NEW ORLEANS - Twenty-four people have been arrested so far in the New Orleans area since the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) and Attorney General’s (AG’s) Office began a crackdown on unemployment…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report July 1, 2011

July 1, 2011

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) for the week ending June 25, 2011, decreased to 3,804 from the previous week’s total of 4,166. Initial claims were below the comparable wee…

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