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AT&T to hold three Baton Rouge recruiting events

April 26, 2013

AT&T will conduct recruiting fairs for the next three Mondays in Baton Rouge as the company seeks to hire permanent wire technicians and temporary outside plant technicians. The recruiting fairs wi…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report April 26, 2013

April 26, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending April 20, 2013, decreased to 2,619 from the previous week’s total of 2,620. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending…

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8th annual Northwest Louisiana veteran’s job and resource fair

April 25, 2013

An annual job and resource fair connecting veterans and active duty military with Northwest area employers will be held Thursday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bossier Civic Center, 620 Benton…

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Louisiana’s unemployment rate down over the year in March

April 25, 2013

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March 2013 was 6.0 percent, down from the rate of 6.6 percent seen in March of last year, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics…

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Slidell job fair to assist job seekers, veterans

April 24, 2013

A job fair connecting military veterans and other job seekers with North and South Shore employers will be held Thursday, May 2, at the Slidell Municipal Auditorium, 2056 Second St. From 9 a.m. to …

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Jiffy Lube seeks workers for Slidell store

April 23, 2013

A job fair and open house will be held for Jiffy Lube, which is looking to hire workers for a Slidell location. The event will be held Thursday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the store, located …

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Roughly 135 high-paying jobs to be filled at Methanex job fair

April 23, 2013

A job fair will be held for Methanex Corp., which is looking to hire workers for a new methanol production facility in Geismar that will open by the end of 2014. The job fair will be held Thursday, …

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report April 19, 2013

April 19, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending April 13, 2013, increased to 2,620 from the previous week’s total of 2,444. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending…

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Louisiana’s private sector employment hits record in March

April 19, 2013

BATON ROUGE — Seasonally adjusted data for March showed Louisiana’s private sector employers added jobs over the year for the 31st consecutive month, pushing private employment to an all-time high of …

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report April 12, 2013

April 12, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending April 6, 2013, increased to 2,444 from the previous week’s total of 1,663. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending …

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report April 5, 2013

April 5, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending March 30, 2013, decreased to 1,663 from the previous week’s total of 2,057. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending…

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Lake Charles quarterly recruiting event set for April 10

April 4, 2013

More than 20 area employers, including some seeking to fill immediate openings, will take part in a quarterly recruiting event Wednesday, April 10, in Lake Charles. The Job Start recruiting event, wh…

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Louisiana's improving economy shortens federal unemployment benefit again

April 4, 2013

Louisiana’s economy has strengthened enough to trigger the phasing out of another portion of federally funded Emergency Unemployment Compensation for the state’s long-term unemployed. Currently the…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report April 1, 2013

April 1, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending March 23, 2013, increased to 2,057 from the previous week’s total of 1,889. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending…

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Private sector adds 29,900 jobs, grows 1.9 percent over the year in February

April 1, 2013

NOTE: This version adds “over the year” in the second paragraph BATON ROUGE — Louisiana’s private sector added 29,900 jobs over the year in February, an increase of 1.9 percent, the federal Bureau …

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