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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Jan. 13

January 19, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan. 13, 2018 rose to 2,945 from the previous week’s total of 2,221. The shortened prior work-week due to the New Year’s hol…

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Free workshops offer film industry training in River Parishes

January 16, 2018

BATON ROUGE – This month, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is joining the New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC) in providing free job training for River Parish residents looking to launch ca…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims rise for week ending Jan. 6

January 12, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Jan. 6, 2018 rose to 2,221 from the previous week’s total of 1,688. The shortened prior work-week due to the Christmas holid…

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LWC responds to Sam’s Club closure

January 11, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s (LWC) Rapid Response staff team responded to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) issued by Sam’s Club on Jan. 11 for the closure o…

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Two La. businesses earn LAWorks Award for workplace safety and health management

January 8, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s (LWC) Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration (OWCA) OSHA/Safety Consultation Section recently announced R&R Home Care, Inc., of Mandeville, L…

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Initial unemployment insurance claims fall for week ending Dec. 30

January 5, 2018

BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending Dec. 30, 2017 fell to 1,688 from the previous week’s total of 2,511. For a comparison, during the week ending Dec. 31, 2016,…

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Dow apprenticeship program earns registered distinction in Louisiana

January 3, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Dow Chemical Company has joined the ranks of Louisiana’s growing list of registered apprenticeships, becoming the latest program to seek registration through the Louisiana Workforce Comm…

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Unemployment rates decline in all metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs)

January 3, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November dropped to 4.2 percent. Compared to the same time last year, Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 1…

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