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Initial unemployment insurance claims fall for week ending Jan. 23

January 29, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan. 23, 2016 decreased to 2,658 from the previous week’s total of 3,485. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Jan. 24, 20…

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Official 1099-G forms for unemployment claimants now available for download

January 27, 2016

BATON ROUGE – 1099-G forms for tax year 2015 are now available to be downloaded from the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s HiRE (Helping Individuals Reach Employment) system. All job-seekers who re…

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Three appointed to leadership posts at LWC

January 27, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Workforce Commission Executive Director Ava Dejoie announced today the appointments of Cathy Wells as LWC deputy executive director and chief of staff, Sheral Kellar as directo…

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Health care, education employment surges in Louisiana

January 26, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Employment in education and health services grew by 2,400 jobs in December 2015 to the highest level since the current employment tracking system began in 1990, while Louisiana’s unemplo…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims fall for week ending Jan. 16

January 22, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan. 16, 2016 decreased to 3,485 from the previous week’s total of 4,203. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Jan. 17, 20…

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2016 schedule of employment data, unemployment rate press releases

January 21, 2016

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission has announced the schedule for its 2016 monthly press releases of employment and unemployment data. The release of statewide nonfarm industry employme…

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Louisiana employers issue and update WARNs

January 20, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Four Louisiana employers issued new or updated Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notifications (WARN) last week, including Noble Drilling (U.S.) Inc., the Noranda alumina plant in Gramerc…

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Workers’ compensation conference focuses on latest issues

January 20, 2016

BATON ROUGE – The annual Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Education Conference is set for Thursday and Friday, Jan. 21-22, in Baton Rouge. The conference is sponsored by the Louisiana Office of Work…

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National Oilwell Varco announces facility closure in Houma

January 19, 2016

BATON ROUGE – National Oilwell Varco, an oil-and-gas equipment supplier, issued a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) on Thursday, Jan. 7, announcing the permanent closure of its faci…

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Rob Roux named LWC executive counsel

January 19, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Rob Roux has been appointed executive counsel for the Louisiana Workforce Commission, LWC Executive Director Ava Dejoie announced today. Roux has been the agency’s lead attorney in wo…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Jan. 9

January 15, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan. 9, 2016 increased to 4,203 from the previous week’s total of 2,459. The week ending Jan. 9 marked the start of a new qu…

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LWC Martin Luther King Jr. Day closures

January 14, 2016

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission headquarters campus in Baton Rouge and local offices throughout Louisiana will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Da…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims increased for week ending Jan. 2

January 8, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan. 2, 2016 increased to 2,459 from the previous week’s total of 2,398. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Jan. 3, 2015…

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LWC Inauguration Day closures

January 8, 2016

The Louisiana Workforce Commission headquarters and its Baton Rouge offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 11, for Inauguration Day. All automated services, including HiRE and the automated telephone …

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Eysink cites LWC successes at final all-staff meeting

January 7, 2016

BATON ROUGE – LWC Executive Director Curt Eysink convened the final all-staff meeting of his administration today at the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s headquarters in Baton Rouge to thank his team …

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Initial unemployment insurance claims fall for week ending Dec. 26

January 4, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Dec. 26, 2015 decreased to 2,398 from the previous week’s total of 2,675. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Dec. 27, 20…

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