Date:March 27, 2013
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Louisiana receives another $1.1 million in Isaac employment assistance

Louisiana will receive $1,119,339 in National Emergency Grant funding to continue assistance for unemployed individuals performing clean-up work as a result of Hurricane Isaac.

The money is the second installment of a U.S. Department of Labor grant that covers temporary wages and work expenses such as supplies and transportation.

Assistance is available for qualified individuals who lost their jobs as a result of Isaac in the following parishes: Assumption, Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany and Terrebonne.

“The NEG funds help parishes still working to recover from the effects of Isaac, while helping the unemployed until they can return to permanent work,” LWC Executive Director Curt Eysink said.

Louisiana has been approved for up to $3.4 million in NEG funds for Isaac, of which $2.24 million has now been released. The LWC and local Business and Career Solutions Centers in the affected areas will continue to assist in the recovery, and will apply for the remaining NEG funds as necessary to fund clean-up work.

Any individual in Louisiana seeking employment assistance can call or visit any Business and Career Solutions Center to receive a variety of no-cost services. Find a complete list of the Centers along with contact information at Louisiana’s employment homepage,

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