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Date:July 1, 2013
Contact:Media Relations @ (225) 342-3035

LWC offices closed for Independence Day
Unemployed should file for weekly benefits early to avoid delay in payment

The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Baton Rouge headquarters and the agency’s statewide network of Business and Career Solutions Centers will be closed Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

LWC’s headquarters and Centers in the Monroe, Houma and Alexandria regions will remain closed on Friday, July 5. Those offices will re-open at 8 a.m. Monday, July 8.

Centers located in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles and Shreveport regions will be open Friday, July 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those offices’ local government staff will operate them, although the LWC state staff will be off for the holiday.

LWC customers can access many services on the agency’s web site seven days a week at www.laworks.net.

Customers seeking to file for weekly unemployment benefits are strongly encouraged to do so by Wednesday, July 3, by logging on at www.louisianaworks.net/hire. Because of the banking holiday and office closure, any payment for unemployment claims filed after Wednesday, July 3, may not be available until Wednesday, July 10.

If you are unemployed and need staff assistance with re-employment services that have a compliance deadline of Friday, July 5, you will need to check with your local Business and Career Solutions Center to verify the location will be open on Friday, July 5. If your local Center is closed, you should comply with the requirements as outlined in your re-employment assistance plan notice before close of business Wednesday, July 3, to ensure your unemployment benefits continue.

Those without Internet access can call the LWC’s toll-free line at 866-783-5567 to use self-service features. However, callers will not have the option of speaking with a customer service representative July 4 or 5. The Claim Center will re-open at 8 a.m. Monday, July 8.

Detailed list of Business and Career Solutions that will remain open on Friday, July 5:

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JOB1 Business and Career Solutions Center - New Orleans

3400 Tulane Avenue, 2nd Floor

New Orleans, LA 70119

JOB1 Business and Career Solutions Center - Algiers

3520 General DeGaulle Dr., Suite 1030

New Orleans, LA 70114

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Baton Rouge Business and Career Solutions Center

4523 Plank Road

Baton Rouge, LA 70805

Youth Center

1520 Thomas H. Delpit Dr.

Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Please note that the Business and Career Solutions Center on Wooddale will be closed.

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Lafayette Business and Career Solutions Center

706 E. Vermilion St.

Lafayette, LA 70501

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Calcasieu Business and Career Solutions Center

2424 Third St.

Lake Charles, LA 70601

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Shreveport Business and Career Solutions Center

2900 Dowdell St.

Shreveport, LA 71103

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