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Date:October 11, 2016
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LWC to sponsor job fairs for job-seekers with disabilities
Events to be held in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission is proud to sponsor Diversity Works Job Fairs in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport during the month of October, which is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

The LWC encourages employers to register to participate in these events by contacting Georgette Wallace at GWallace1@lwc.la.gov. There is no cost to participate.

The events will be held at the following locations from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for veterans only and from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for the general public.

•October 25 – New Orleans

University of New Orleans Training, Resource and Assistive-Technology Center (TRAC)

2000 Lakeshore Drive

New Orleans, LA 70148

•October 26 – Baton Rouge

7401 Cortana Place (Entrance 4)

Baton Rouge, LA 70815

•October 31 – Shreveport

Bossier Community College

Emmett E. Cope Student Services Building F

6220 East Texas

Bossier City, LA 71111

The job fairs are coordinated by the LWC’s Office of Workforce Development programs, including the Disability Ticket to Work program, the veterans program and Louisiana Rehabilitation Services.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month is led by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy to educate the public about disability employment issues and to celebrate the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. For more information, visit www.dol.gov/odep/topics/ndeam.

About the Louisiana Workforce Commission

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is an agency of state government that administers programs designed to enhance workforce growth and provide family-sustaining jobs for Louisiana residents. The commission monitors employment, administers unemployment compensation and tax funds, provides training resources for employers and employees and oversees worker compensation benefits. The agency also gathers and supplies information on the labor market and occupational sectors in Louisiana.

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