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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report November 30, 2012

November 30, 2012

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Nov. 24, 2012, decreased to 2,705 from the previous week’s total of 2,875. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending …

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Area employers encouraged to participate in Alexandria job fair for ex-Hostess Brands workers

November 28, 2012

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is encouraging Alexandria-area businesses of all types looking to fill positions to participate in a job fair Wednesday, Dec. 5, for workers affected by the closure …

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Louisiana workplace injuries and illnesses declined in 2011

November 28, 2012

The rate of nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases in Louisiana requiring days away from work declined in 2011. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reports there were an estimated 32,500…

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Statewide orientations planned for Hostess Brands’ employees

November 28, 2012

The Louisiana Workforce Commission will provide orientation sessions Wednesday, Dec. 5, through Friday, Dec. 7, on behalf of more than 400 former Hostess Brands Inc. employees in Louisiana. Session…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report November 26, 2012

November 26, 2012

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Nov. 17, 2012, decreased to 2,875 from the previous week’s total of 3,089. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending …

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Louisiana’s October jobless rate lowest in more than three years

November 20, 2012

BATON ROUGE – The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 6.6 percent in October, the lowest it has been since April 2009, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Louis…

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Orientations scheduled for Hostess Brands' Alexandria-area employees

November 20, 2012

ALEXANDRIA – The Louisiana Workforce Commission will provide orientation sessions Monday, Nov. 26, for Alexandria-area employees of Hostess Brands Inc. affected by the expected closure of the company’…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report November 16, 2012

November 16, 2012

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Nov. 10, 2012, increased to 3,089 from the previous week’s total of 2,602. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending …

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Jackson Barracks Job Fair

November 14, 2012

More than 30 area employers with positions to fill will participate in the Jackson Barracks Job Fair, geared specially for military veterans looking for work. Veteran job seekers looking to join or r…

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America’s heroes at work in Louisiana

November 9, 2012

To salute the men and women of the armed forces and to honor Veteran’s Day, the Louisiana Workforce Commission encourages veterans and employers to explore and take advantage of the agency’s no-cost s…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report November 9, 2012

November 9, 2012

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Nov. 3, 2012, increased to 2,602 from the previous week’s total of 2,568. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending N…

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St. Mary - East Business and Career Solutions Center Moving

November 7, 2012

The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s St. Mary East Business and Career Solutions Center will be moving to a new location at South Central Louisiana Technical College – Young Memorial Campus, 900 Young…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report November 2, 2012

November 2, 2012

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Oct. 27, 2012, decreased to 2,568 from the previous week’s total of 2,891. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending …

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West Jefferson Business and Career Solutions Center to host job fairs

November 2, 2012

Job seekers looking to join or return to the workforce are encouraged to attend upcoming job fairs for Floor & Décor Outlet and Global Staffing Solutions, both of which are seeking to hire workers. …

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LWC unveils new web-based job, career tool

November 1, 2012

The Louisiana Workforce Commission today unveiled Louisiana Star Jobs, a new web-based job search and career exploration tool that makes it easy for anyone to find and apply for the best jobs in Louis…

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