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Date:March 18, 2011
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Louisiana Workforce Commission, Urban League of Greater New Orleans Assisting Lundy Enterprises/Pizza Hut Workers
Job assistance and training opportunities available for laid-off workers

NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana Workforce Commission and the Urban League of Greater New Orleans have joined forces to assist workers who were laid off earlier this year from Lundy Enterprises/Pizza Hut in the New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Houma areas.

“We welcome the opportunity to partner with the Urban League to provide these displaced workers with the help they need to get back on their feet as quickly as possible,” said Curt Eysink, LWC executive director.

Employees of the closed Pizza Hut outlets are eligible for job assistance and training opportunities through a program established in partnership with Pizza Hut, Inc., the National Urban League and the Urban League of Greater New Orleans. By working with the LWC, the Urban League will be able to expand its outreach efforts to get much-needed help to those affected by the layoffs.

The Urban League has staff members available to provide assistance at the following locations of the LWC’s Business and Career Solutions Centers:

Algiers - 3520 General DeGaulle Drive, Suite 1030

• Tuesdays, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Wednesdays, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Baton Rouge - 4523 Plank Road

• Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Thursdays, 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Houma - 807 Barrow St.

• Mondays and Fridays, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Metairie - 1801 Airline Drive, Suite A

• Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Slidell - 316 E. Howze Beach Lane

• Mondays and Fridays, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Thursdays 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

In addition to workforce services the LWC provides, the Urban League will offer financial literacy training, the “World of Work” career training curriculum, emergency financial assistance and expanded training opportunities.

“Through the dedicated efforts of Workforce Investment Board directors in the affected areas, we are able to bring our services directly to those who need them in a convenient location,” said Erika McConduit, executive vice president of the Urban League of Greater New Orleans.

Those affected by the layoffs are encouraged to visit one of the centers or contact the Urban League of Greater New Orleans as soon as possible to learn about available programs and to ensure that they are notified when Pizza Hut job opportunities become available.

To reach the Urban League, call 1-855-620-9640 or send an email to jobassistance@urbanleagueneworleans.org. The email should include name, phone number, location of restaurant, position and last day of employment.

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