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2012 Beauregard Job Fair set for Nov. 2

October 29, 2012

Nearly 40 area employers with positions to fill will participate in the 2012 Beauregard Job Fair, geared for military veterans and local residents looking for work. Job seekers looking to join or ret…

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Private industry work-related injuries and illnesses decline in 2011

October 29, 2012

Louisiana’s private industry rate of work-related injuries and illnesses in 2011 was the best yet since the revision of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration record-keeping rules i…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report October 26, 2012

October 26, 2012

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Oct. 20, 2012, decreased to 2,891 from the previous week’s total of 2,909. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending …

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Unemployment Rates Improve in State, All Metro Areas for Second Straight Month

October 25, 2012

BATON ROUGE – Not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for the state and all metropolitan statistical areas improved in September as Louisiana recorded its lowest unemployment rate in nearly three y…

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Louisiana Employment and Wages Annual 2011 Data Released

October 22, 2012

BATON ROUGE— Data on Louisiana’s employment and wages for the year 2011 are now available on the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s website, www.laworks.net. The data covers employment and total wages by North A…

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Northwest Louisiana Job Fair Connection 2012

October 22, 2012

Job seekers looking to join or return to the workforce are encouraged to attend the Northwest Louisiana Job Fair Connection 2012 hiring event Thursday, Oct. 25. More than 70 businesses representing a …

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Shaw Power Group to hire 100 construction-related workers

October 22, 2012

Shaw Power Group, a business unit of Baton Rouge-based Shaw Group, is seeking to hire 100 workers to fill numerous positions in the construction industry at a job fair Tuesday, Oct. 23. The job fair,…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report October 19, 2012

October 19, 2012

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Oct. 13, 2012, decreased to 2,909 from the previous week’s total of 3,050. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending …

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Unemployment Rate Drops to Lowest in Seven Months

October 19, 2012

BATON ROUGE – The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 7.0 percent in September, the lowest level since March, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. A survey of Lou…

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Pointe Coupee Parish now eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

October 18, 2012

BATON ROUGE – Workers and self-employed individuals in Pointe Coupee Parish may now apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) as a result of Hurricane Isaac, the Louisiana Workforce Commission …

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report October 12, 2012

October 12, 2012

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Oct. 6, 2012, increased to 3,050 from the previous week’s total of 2,831. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending O…

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West Baton Rouge Parish now eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

October 10, 2012

Workers and self-employed individuals in West Baton Rouge Parish may now apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) as a result of Hurricane Isaac, the Louisiana Workforce Commission announced t…

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Governor’s Children’s Cabinet Launches Louisiana Kids’ Dashboard to Track Children’s Well-Being

October 9, 2012

For the first time, Louisiana families, policymakers and advocates have a central, easily accessible website to track numerous indicators of children’s well-being, including health outcomes, education…

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

October 8, 2012

Notice is hereby given that a public meeting of the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Medical Advisory Council will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Louisiana Workforce Commission Training Ce…

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Final 2012 quarterly Lake Charles recruiting event set

October 5, 2012

Job seekers looking to join or return to the workforce are encouraged to attend the last 2012 quarterly Lake Charles recruiting event Wednesday, Oct. 10. More than 20 businesses representing a variety…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report October 5, 2012

October 5, 2012

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept. 29, 2012, decreased to 2,831 from the previous week’s total of 3,294. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending…

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40 Employers to participate in St. Tammany job fair

October 4, 2012

More than 40 area employers with positions to fill will participate in a job fair geared for military veterans and local residents looking for work. Recreation District No. 1, Pelican Park and the…

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LWC’s Rapid Response team to assist Lallie Kemp employees

October 4, 2012

The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Rapid Response team is providing re-employment and job counseling services today to assist workers of Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center, located in Tangipahoa Pa…

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Employment and Wages for First Quarter 2012 Available

October 3, 2012

BATON ROUGE —Data on Louisiana’s employment and wages for the first quarter of 2012 are now available on the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s website, www.laworks.net. This report covers employment and total w…

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Allen, Morehouse and St. Martin parishes now eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

October 2, 2012

BATON ROUGE – Workers and self-employed individuals in Allen, Morehouse and St. Martin parishes may now apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) as a result of Hurricane Isaac, the Louisiana W…

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Gov. Bobby Jindal Proclaims Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 2, 2012

Gov. Bobby Jindal proclaimed October as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Louisiana, reaffirming the administration’s commitment to ensuring the valuable contributions of residents with disabil…

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Linear Controls to hire offshore workers, welders

October 2, 2012

Linear Controls Inc., which has seen healthy growth and is seeking to expand, will hold a job fair Tuesday, Oct. 16, geared toward offshore workers and welders. The job fair, which is being coordinat…

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Deadlines approaching to file for disaster unemployment assistance

October 1, 2012

Residents in several parishes face deadlines this week to file for Disaster Unemployment Assistance for Hurricane Isaac, the Louisiana Workforce Commission announced today. A total of 21 parishes a…

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