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Date:April 11, 2019
Contact:Media Relations @ (225) 342-3035

LWC to host re-entry events for displaced National General workers

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) will be hosting consecutive orientation sessions for workers who were affected by the recent closure of National General Management Corporation.

Information available to attendees at the orientation sessions will include, but won’t be limited to, LWC-offered re-employment services, re-employment assistance, unemployment insurance and job-search materials.

“When someone loses a job to circumstances outside their control, it is a life-altering event that affects not only the workers, but the entire community,” said LWC Secretary Ava Dejoie. “The LWC’s Rapid Response team has been tirelessly working to put together these orientation sessions for affected individuals, to give everyone in attendance a chance at re-entering the workforce into a local-based family-sustaining career.”

All orientation sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. and at 2 p.m., and on Wednesday, April 17, at 9:30 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. The orientation sessions will last between 60 and 90 minutes. All orientation sessions will be held on-site at the LWC East Baton Rouge – South, American Job Center location at:

East Baton Rouge – South

American Job Center

1991 Wooddale Blvd.

Baton Rouge, La. 70806

The orientation sessions will be only open to employees affected by the National General Management Corporation closure.

While it will be free to attend the sessions, affected employees must call (225) 216-6833 and reserve a spot by April 15 as seating is limited. For additional questions about this event or additional Rapid Response services, please contact State Rapid Response Coordinator Andre France at (225) 342-2918 or by email at afrance@lwc.la.gov.

The orientation sessions will be led by the LWC’s Rapid Response team.

The LWC’s Rapid Response team serve as “first responders” when individuals have been laid off from a company. Some of the services the Rapid Response team provides include but are not limited to:

• Job Placement Assistance;

• Labor Market Information;

• Occupational Retraining; and

• Out-of-area Job Search Assistance.

To find out more about all that the LWC Rapid Response team can offer, please visit http://www.laworks.net/WorkforceDev/WFD_rapidresponse.asp.

The LWC has a statewide network of 62 American Job Centers (AJC) ready to assist both employers and job-seekers in their specific needs. For an updated list of the LWC’s AJC network, please visit http://www.laworks.net/Downloads/WFD/B&CSC_Contacts.pdf.

Resources for employers and job seekers

Job-seekers can explore careers, apply for top-rated jobs and connect with local training providers using Louisiana Star Jobs, the LWC’s free career tool, at http://www.laworks.net/Stars/. Employers looking for workers should visit Louisiana’s employment homepage at www.laworks.net. Click on HiRE (Helping Individuals Reach Employment) and create an account allowing access to qualified job seekers.

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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