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Louisiana’s Rate of Work-Related Injuries, Illnesses and Fatalities Drops in 2010

January 30, 2012

In 2010, Louisiana’s private industry rate of work-related injuries and illnesses dropped to the lowest level since the federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration revised its record-keeping r…

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Coushatta Casino Resort Ready to Hire Workers

January 27, 2012

A recruiting event will be held Monday, Jan. 30, for Coushatta Casino Resort, which is looking to hire employees for its new casino hotel in Kinder. The event, sponsored by the Louisiana Workforce Co…

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New Rehabilitation Partnership Putting Hundreds Back to Work

January 27, 2012

A motorcycle mechanic, a physician and a computer programmer have returned to the workforce thanks to a new partnership established by the Louisiana Workforce Commission that was approved last year by…

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Notice of Public Meeting of the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Medical Advisory Council

January 27, 2012

Notice is hereby given that a public meeting of the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Medical Advisory Council will be held WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012, 7 p.m., in the 4th floor Auditorium, of the Loui…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report Jan. 27, 2012

January 27, 2012

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending Jan. 21, 2012, decreased to 3,343 from the previous week’s total of 3,969. Initial claims were below the comparable week end…

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Louisiana Workforce Commission Issues Phone Scam Warning

January 26, 2012

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana residents should beware of a phone scam that seeks to obtain sensitive confidential information and, in some cases, may purport to be related to Unemployment Insurance benefits…

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Workers’ Compensation Fraud Case Leads to Jail Time

January 26, 2012

The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s efforts to crack down on workers’ compensation fraud continues in 2012, with the arrest of two Louisiana business owners and the recent sentencing of a Mississippi…

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Spill Assistance Grants Helping Small Business Owners

January 25, 2012

Four small business owners from Southwest Louisiana, whose businesses were impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, will receive up to $5,000 each in funding assistance. The checks will be awarded…

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Louisiana marks 15th consecutive month of private sector job growth

January 24, 2012

BATON ROUGE – December marked the 15th month in a row that Louisiana added private sector jobs, with 48,300 added over the year, the Louisiana Workforce Commission reported today. The state’s seasonal…

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75 Employers Set to Participate in Hiring Our Heroes

January 20, 2012

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is proud to cosponsor Hiring Our Heroes, a hiring fair geared to assist veterans and their spouses find meaningful employment. The event will take place Thursday, Ja…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report Jan. 20, 2012

January 20, 2012

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending Jan. 14, 2012, decreased to 3,969 from the previous week’s total of 4,372. Initial claims were below the comparable week end…

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Disability Council to Hold First Meeting of 2012

January 19, 2012

The public is invited to a two-day meeting hosted by the Louisiana Rehabilitation Council Thursday, Jan. 26, and Friday, Jan. 27, to explore strategies that help individuals with disabilities find wor…

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Notice of Public Hearing on Utilization Review Rules

January 19, 2012

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s on MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012, 9 A.M., at the LWC Training Center, 2155 Fuqua St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802…

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Coushatta Casino Resort Looking to Fill 200 New Jobs

January 13, 2012

A recruiting event will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17, for Coushatta Casino Resort, which is looking to hire 200 to 250 employees for its new casino hotel in Kinder. The event, sponsored by the Louisiana …

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report Jan. 13, 2012

January 13, 2012

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending Jan. 7, 2012, increased to 4,372 from the previous week’s total of 3,219. The over-the-week increase in initial claims can b…

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Satellites Unlimited Looking to Hire and Willing to Train

January 12, 2012

A job fair will be held Friday, Jan. 13, for Satellites Unlimited Inc., which is looking to hire career-minded people to train for satellite television technician positions in the Monroe area. The ev…

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Lake Charles Quarterly Recruiting Event set for Jan. 11

January 10, 2012

Two dozen area employers, including some seeking to fill immediate openings, will take part in a quarterly recruiting event Wednesday, Jan. 11, in Lake Charles. The event, sponsored by the Louisiana …

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report Jan. 6, 2012

January 6, 2012

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending Dec. 31, 2011, decreased to 3,219 from the previous week’s total of 3,270. Initial claims were below the comparable week end…

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2012 Schedule of Unemployment Rate Press Releases

January 5, 2012

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Workforce Commission has released its 2012 unemployment rate press release schedule. Louisiana’s state unemployment rate and nonfarm industry employment press release will …

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LWC Seminar Jan. 10 to Highlight Online Filing for Businesses

January 4, 2012

The Louisiana Workforce Commission will hold a seminar for employers on electronic filing of quarterly wage and tax reports on Jan. 10, 2012, from 10 a.m. - noon at the Terrebonne Parish Library Main …

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LWC Seminar Jan. 12 to Highlight Online Filing for Businesses

January 4, 2012

The Louisiana Workforce Commission will hold a seminar for employers on electronic filing of quarterly wage and tax reports on Jan. 12, 2012, from 10 a.m. - noon at the LWC administrative building, 10…

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LWC Seminar Jan. 18 to Highlight Online Filing for Businesses

January 4, 2012

The Louisiana Workforce Commission will hold a seminar for employers on electronic filing of quarterly wage and tax reports on Jan. 18, 2012, from 10 a.m. - noon at the South Regional Library, 6101 Jo…

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Louisiana Workforce Commission announces leadership reorganization

January 3, 2012

The Louisiana Workforce Commission announced today several executive staff changes that will allow the agency to continue its efforts to support and grow the state’s workforce. Jay Augustine has be…

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