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Private sector jobs grew for 21st consecutive month in February

March 30, 2012

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana extended its trend of private sector job gains in February, marking the 21st consecutive month the state’s private sector added jobs, the Louisiana Workforce Commission reporte…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report March 30, 2012

March 30, 2012

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending March 24, 2012, increased to 2,873 from the previous week’s total of 2,830. Initial claims were below the comparable week en…

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Workers’ Comp Medical Treatment Guidelines Win Favorable Ruling From the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal

March 30, 2012

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s First Circuit Court of Appeal has affirmed a trial court’s ruling that allows the Louisiana Workforce Commission to continue implementing new guidelines for the medical treat…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report Mar. 23, 2012

March 23, 2012

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending Mar. 17, 2012, decreased to 2,830 from the previous week’s total of 3,097. Initial claims were below the comparable week end…

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Forest Products Company Hiring Production Workers

March 22, 2012

A job fair to recruit production workers will be held Tuesday, March 27, for Weyerhaeuser Co., one of the world's largest forest products companies. The job fair, which is sponsored by the Louisiana …

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Hauling Company Owners Charged in Workers’ Comp Fraud

March 22, 2012

The owners of Mack & Mack Demolition and Hauling LLC were arrested in St. John the Baptist Parish earlier this month and charged with providing fraudulent documents indicating the company had workers'…

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Nursing Workforce Demand Study Reveals Areas of Need for Louisiana

March 22, 2012

A study released this month by the Louisiana Center for Nursing, a division of the State Board of Nursing, reveals a continued, substantial need for nurses in Louisiana despite a sluggish economy and …

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report Mar. 16, 2012

March 16, 2012

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending Mar. 10, 2012, decreased to 3,097 from the previous week’s total of 3,302. Initial claims were below the comparable week end…

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Louisiana marks 20 consecutive months of private sector job growth

March 13, 2012

BATON ROUGE – January’s seasonally adjusted nonfarm job count shows an increase of 7,800 private sector jobs over the last month, the Louisiana Workforce Commission reported today. Louisiana now has e…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Report Mar. 9, 2012

March 9, 2012

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending Mar. 3, 2012, increased to 3,302 from the previous week’s total of 2,664. Initial claims were below the comparable week endi…

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Employer Seminar to Focus on OSHA and Wage & Hour Compliance

March 8, 2012

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is co-sponsoring a half-day seminar Tuesday, March 27, designed to equip employers with current information on OSHA and Wage & Hour compliance, and the latest legal …

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Employer Seminar to Focus on Workers’ Compensation and Unemployment

March 8, 2012

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is partnering with the Lafourche Chamber of Commerce to sponsor an Employer Seminar Wednesday, March 28, that will focus on workers’ compensation and unemployment. …

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Baton Rouge Area Employers Needed for Veterans Job Fair

March 6, 2012

Area employers with job openings are encouraged to participate in a job fair geared for local veterans and Baton Rouge-area residents looking for employment opportunities. The Baton Rouge Business …

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Leading Home Improvement Company Looking to Hire Veterans

March 2, 2012

A recruiting event specifically for veterans will be held Wednesday, March 7, for US Remodelers, an authorized service provider for Home Depot, which is looking to hire 15 in-store promoters. The rec…

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Unemployment Insurance Claims Lowest Since December 2008

March 2, 2012

BATON ROUGE - Initial claims for unemployment insurance continue to drop in Louisiana, evidence the state’s economy continues to strengthen. For the week ending Feb. 25, 2012, initial claims for un…

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Notice of Public Hearing on Substantive Changes to the Proposed Utilization Review Rules

March 1, 2012

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Louisiana Workforce Commission on Thursday, March 22, 2012, 9 A.M., at the LWC Administrative Office Auditorium, located at 1001 N. 23r…

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