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HiRE system to go offline Wednesday, Nov. 4, for upgrade

October 30, 2015

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s jobs portal, HiRE (Helping Individuals Reach Employment), will be taken offline at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, for a major upgrade. The system will …

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Oct. 24

October 30, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Oct. 24, 2015 increased to 2,502 from the previous week’s total of 2,338. Initial claims were above the comparable figure of 2,1…

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Workers’ compensation insurance rates to fall in 2016

October 30, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Workers’ compensation insurance rates for Louisiana employers will likely be lowered by 2.7 percent from current rates on May 1, 2016, based on the recommendation of the National Council…

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Two arrested on workers’ compensation fraud charges

October 28, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Derrick Dupuy, owner of Slidell-based Northshore Palms Unlimited LLC, and John Uhr, an agent with Broadway Insurance Agency in Fair Lawn, N.J., were arrested last week on counts of worke…

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Unemployment rate falls or remains unchanged in September for most Louisiana MSAs

October 27, 2015

BATON ROUGE -- New data for September on not-seasonally-adjusted employment in Louisiana show unemployment rates dropped in seven of the state’s nine metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) from the sam…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Oct. 23, 2015

October 23, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Oct. 17, 2015 decreased to 2,338 from the previous week’s total of 2,635. Initial claims were above the comparable figure of 2,0…

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Debit card service for unemployment benefits ends Oct. 27

October 22, 2015

BATON ROUGE -- Louisiana residents who currently receive unemployment benefits by debit card have until Tuesday, Oct. 27, to change to direct-deposit banking or their benefits will be delivered as a p…

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Louisiana sets September employment record

October 20, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Nonfarm employment set a September monthly record and the state’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.0 percent, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the federal…

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CHI Aviation issues WARN notice to close Galliano, La. facility

October 16, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Michigan-based CHI Aviation announced the closure of its Galliano, La. Facility in a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) to the Louisiana Workforce Commission. The c…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Oct. 16, 2015

October 16, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Oct. 10, 2015 increased to 2,635 from the previous week’s total of 2,341. The week ending Oct. 10 marked the start of a new …

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Unemployment benefits delivery options changing Oct. 27

October 15, 2015

BATON ROUGE -- Louisiana residents who currently receive unemployment benefits by debit card must change to direct-deposit banking before Oct. 27 or their benefits will be delivered as a paper check t…

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Wages paid to Louisiana workers, size of workforce set records in 2014

October 14, 2015

BATON ROUGE— The number of people in Louisiana’s workforce and total wages paid by employers set records in 2014, according to data compiled by the Louisiana Workforce Commission. The annual report…

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LWC Executive Director Curt Eysink assumes presidency of national workforce association

October 12, 2015

BATON ROUGE – The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) elected Louisiana Workforce Commission Executive Director Curt Eysink its 2016 president during the group’s 79th annual confe…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Oct. 9, 2015

October 9, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Oct. 3, 2015 decreased to 2,341 from the previous week’s total of 2,342. Initial claims were above the comparable figure of 2,08…

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National workforce association recognizes LWC’s Raj Jindal

October 8, 2015

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) today presented its prestigious Vladimir Chavrid Memorial Award to Raj Jindal, information services director for the Louisiana Workforce Co…

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Some LWC offices closed for Columbus Day

October 8, 2015

The following LWC Business & Career Solution Centers will be closed for Columbus Day on Monday, Oct. 12 and will reopen Tuesday, Oct. 13: Abbeville, Crowley, Franklin, Morgan City, Opelousas, St. Mart…

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Trinity Marine Products Inc. issues WARN notice for Madisonville plant

October 5, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Trinity Marine Products Inc. announced today the closure of its Madisonville plant in a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) to the Louisiana Workforce Commission. Th…

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Louisiana unemployment insurance claims report Oct. 2, 2015

October 2, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Sept. 26, 2015 increased to 2,342 from the previous week’s total of 2,307. Initial claims were above the comparable figure of 1,…

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Trinity Marine Products Inc. rescinds WARN notice for Brusly operations

October 1, 2015

Trinity Marine Products Inc. in Brusly, La., has rescinded a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) originally sent to the Louisiana Workforce Commission on August 20, 2015. The origi…

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