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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Aug. 30, 2013

August 30, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Aug. 24, 2013, decreased to 2,505 from the previous week’s total of 2,634. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending …

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Aug. 23, 2013

August 23, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Aug. 17, 2013, decreased to 2,634 from the previous week’s total of 2,719. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending …

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LWC adds online tool to help employers, workers avoid misclassification

August 23, 2013

The Louisiana Workforce Commission has added to the agency web site an online tool that helps employers and workers recognize and avoid employee misclassification. The tool is a 21-question assessm…

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Not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate improves in July

August 22, 2013

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate improved to 7.1 percent in July, a 0.8 percent decline over the month and down 0.1 percent over the year, the federal Bureau of Labo…

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Louisiana private sector employers add 29,600 jobs over the year

August 19, 2013

8-23-2013 Note: This press release has been revised in paragraph seven to correctly show the US seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.8 percent over the yeaBATON ROUGE — Louisiana’s private…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Aug. 16, 2013

August 16, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Aug. 10, 2013, decreased to 2,719 from the previous week’s total of 2,844. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending …

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Petco to fill 30 positions for new store in Covington area

August 16, 2013

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is holding a two-day recruiting event for Petco, which seeks to hire up to 30 people for a new retail store in Covington. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Aug. 9, 2013

August 9, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Aug. 3, 2013, increased to 2,844 from the previous week’s total of 2,627. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending A…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Aug. 2, 2013

August 2, 2013

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending July 27, 2013, decreased to 2,627 from the previous week’s total of 3,035. Initial claims were below the comparable week ending …

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Businesses encouraged to participate in Diversity Works Job Fairs

August 1, 2013

Louisiana businesses interested in utilizing the talents of a wide range of job applicants are encouraged to register for the 2013 Diversity Works Job Fairs scheduled for October, which is also Nation…

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General Dynamics to fill up to 600 positions in the Bogalusa area

August 1, 2013

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is holding a two-day recruiting event for General Dynamics, which seeks to hire up to 600 people for a call center in Bogalusa. The events will be held Monday, Au…

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