Date:March 18, 2011
Contact:Media Relations @ (225) 342-3035

Workforce Commission Providing Services to General Motors Employees in Shreveport

SHREVEPORT – The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Rapid Response team will be offering basic computer skills training and seminars on employment services to employees of General Motors in Shreveport. Around 900 workers are being affected by a temporary furlough resulting from the facility’s inability to obtain a necessary manufacturing component from Japan.

The sessions will be held on Tuesday, March 29, and Thursday, March 31, at the LWC’s Bossier Business and Career Solutions Center, 4000 Viking Drive, Suite B-1, Bossier City. All employees are eligible to attend the courses, which will be conducted by LWC’s Rapid Response staff.

The schedule is:

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Basic Computer Skills Training

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - LaWorks: Résumés & Job Search

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. - The Trade Adjustment Assistance Program

Thursday, March 31, 2011

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. - The Trade Adjustment Assistance Program

12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. - Basic Computer Skills Training

2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. - LaWorks: Résumés & Job Search

For more information, contact Regional Rapid Response Coordinator Janna Taylor at 318-362-5119.

Workforce Commission services are offered at no cost to the employer or participating employees.

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