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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Feb. 20

February 26, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Feb. 20, 2016 increased to 2,958 from the previous week’s total of 2,306. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Feb. 21, 20…

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Pipeline maker Stupp issues WARN for Baton Rouge operation

February 26, 2016

Pipeline fabrication company Stupp Corporation of Baton Rouge issued a Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification (WARN) to the Louisiana Workforce Commission. Stupp began temporary layoffs at its …

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LWC offices closed in two parishes

February 24, 2016

LWC local offices in Napoleonville in Assumption Parish and LaPlace in St. John the Baptist Parish are closed today, Feb. 24, as repairs continue after the severe weather of Tuesday, Feb. 23. Self-…

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LWC offices in fifteen parishes to close at noon Feb. 23 due to severe weather threats

February 23, 2016

Due to severe weather threats, the Louisiana Workforce Commission headquarters and local offices in the following parishes will close at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 23: • Ascension • Assumption • East …

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UPDATE: LWC offices throughout state to close early Feb. 23

February 23, 2016

Due to severe weather threats, the Louisiana Workforce Commission headquarters and local offices in the following parishes will close at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 23, with exceptions in time noted in bol…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims fall for week ending Feb. 13

February 19, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Feb. 13, 2016 decreased to 2,306 from the previous week’s total of 3,084. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Feb. 14, 20…

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LWC discontinuing paper checks for unemployment benefits

February 18, 2016

The Louisiana Workforce Commission will discontinue distributing unemployment insurance benefits by paper checks in March. The LWC has issued paper checks since October 2015 when JPMorgan Chase st…

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State-mandated employer posters for 2016 available

February 15, 2016

Louisiana employers can now download the most recent versions of these state-mandated posters: •!1 •!3 •!5 •!7 About the Louisiana Workforce Commissio The…

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Helmerich & Payne issues notice of facility closure

February 12, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Oklahoma-based Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co. announced this week the closure of H&P Rig 105 in the Gulf of Mexico due to a contract cancelation. H&P anticipates approx…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims show little change for week ending Feb. 6

February 12, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Feb. 6, 2016 increased to 3,084 from the previous week’s total of 3,083. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Feb. 7, 2015…

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LWC Presidents’ Day closures

February 12, 2016

The Louisiana Workforce Commission headquarters in Baton Rouge will be open Monday, Feb. 15, but the following local offices listed by region will be closed for Presidents’ Day: Alexandria (Central …

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Alcoa issues WARN for Lake Charles plant

February 5, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Alcoa Global Primary Products issued a Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification (WARN) announcing layoffs in its Calcined Coke Operations plant in Lake Charles. The layoffs are expe…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Jan. 30

February 5, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan. 30, 2016 increased to 3,083 from the previous week’s total of 2,658. For the comparable week a year ago, ending Jan. 31, 20…

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Chevron issues WARN for Covington and Lafayette locations

February 4, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Chevron North America issued a WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) today announcing possible layoffs in five office locations in Covington and Lafayette. The compa…

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LWC Mardi Gras closures

February 4, 2016

The Louisiana Workforce Commission headquarters and local offices throughout the state will be closed Tuesday, Feb. 9, for Mardi Gras. The following local offices listed by region will be closed M…

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LWC sets another record in identifying misclassified workers

February 4, 2016

Louisiana Workforce Commission Executive Director Ava Dejoie announced today that the agency set a record for the second consecutive year in identifying the number of workers improperly classified as …

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Unemployment rates fall in all Louisiana metro areas

February 2, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s unemployment rate fell to 5.0 percent in December as the rates in all nine metropolitan statistical areas fell over the month, according to not-seasonally-adjusted data from …

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