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Disability Council to hold quarterly meeting in Baton Rouge

March 28, 2013

Employers, disability advocates and the public are invited to attend the Louisiana Rehabilitation Council meeting April 4-5. The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will be held on the camp…

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Employment and Wages Third Quarter 2012 Now Available

March 28, 2013

BATON ROUGE — Data on Louisiana’s employment and wages for the third quarter of 2012 is now available on the Louisiana’s employment homepage, www.laworks.net. This report covers employment and total wages by N…

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Louisiana receives another $1.1 million in Isaac employment assistance

March 27, 2013

Louisiana will receive $1,119,339 in National Emergency Grant funding to continue assistance for unemployed individuals performing clean-up work as a result of Hurricane Isaac. The money is the secon…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report March 25, 2013

March 25, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending March 16, 2013, decreased to 1,889 from the previous week’s total of 2,860. This is the lowest level since March 22, 2008, with …

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Baton Rouge job fair to assist job seekers, veterans

March 21, 2013

A job fair aimed at connecting military veterans and other job seekers with Baton Rouge area employers will be held Tuesday, April 2, at Crown Plaza Hotel, 4728 Constitution Ave. in Baton Rouge. Fr…

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LWC offers online workers’ compensation training courses

March 21, 2013

The Louisiana Workforce Commission has developed a series of online workers’ compensation training courses designed to assist professionals whose work involves workplace safety. Whether a small bu…

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Wire technicians sought for AT&T

March 21, 2013

Two recruiting fairs will be held for AT&T, which is looking to hire more than 30 wire technician positions. The recruiting fairs will be held Friday, March 22, and Friday, April 5. Both events wil…

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Louisiana civilian labor force largest since November 2005

March 18, 2013

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana’s civilian labor force grew in January to the largest it’s been since 2005, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. …

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report March 15, 2013

March 15, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending March 9, 2013, decreased to 2,860 from the previous week’s total of 2,887. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending …

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LWC to host electronic data interchange webinar

March 13, 2013

The Louisiana Workforce Commission will host a webinar March 27 to provide employers with training for a new web-based service for reporting workplace injuries and illnesses. LWC’s Office of Workers…

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LWC consolidates, improves online services

March 11, 2013

The Louisiana Workforce Commission launched an improved web-based services system today that empowers unemployed workers to go back to work faster in jobs with strong longer-term outlooks. HiRE, w…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report March 8, 2013

March 8, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending March 2, 2013, decreased to 2,887 from the previous week’s total of 2,918. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending …

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New workplace safety task force to hold first meeting Wednesday

March 5, 2013

The Louisiana Workforce Commission has formed a workplace safety task force designed to further strengthen the state’s safety culture. The task force will hold its first meeting Wednesday, March 6, fr…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report March 1, 2013

March 1, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Feb. 23, 2013, increased to 2,918 from the previous week’s total of 2,426. Initial claims were above the comparable week ending …

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