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LWC seeks public input for online needs assessment survey

February 25, 2013

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is requesting input from the public for a brief online survey that will help determine the employment needs of individuals with disabilities throughout the state. Th…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Feb. 22, 2013

February 22, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Feb. 16, 2013, decreased to 2,426 from the previous week’s total of 2,829. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending …

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Northeast Louisiana employer forum rescheduled for March

February 20, 2013

The Louisiana Workforce Commission has announced the 2013 Northeast Louisiana Employer Forum has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Fort Miro Room at the Monroe…

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Metairie man sentenced to four years in prison in unemployment fraud case

February 18, 2013

BATON ROUGE – A Metairie man is facing four years in prison after admitting to authorities he stole the identities of several co-workers in a scheme to fraudulently collect more than $100,000 in unemp…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Feb. 15, 2013

February 15, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Feb. 9, 2013, decreased to 2,829 from the previous week’s total of 3,126. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending F…

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Tax information, forms for unemployment claimants available online

February 13, 2013

Individuals who received unemployment benefits in 2012 may now obtain a Form 1099-G from the Louisiana Workforce Commission, in accordance with federal tax guidelines. Individuals who were paid unem…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Feb. 8, 2013

February 8, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Feb 2, 2013, increased to 3,126 from the previous week’s total of 2,904. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending Fe…

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Unemployment insurance seminar to highlight cost-savings for employers

February 6, 2013

Staff of the Louisiana Workforce Commission will address Lafourche, Terrebonne and Assumption area employers at a seminar focusing on the basics of unemployment insurance Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 10 a…

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Seasonal workers sought for home improvement store

February 5, 2013

A job fair will be held for Home Depot, which is looking to hire 50 to 70 employees to fill various seasonal positions with the opportunity to become permanent part-time employees. The job fair will…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Feb. 1, 2013

February 1, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan. 26, 2013, decreased to 2,904 from the previous week’s total of 3,850. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending …

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