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Date:May 28, 2019
Contact:Media Relations @ (225) 342-3035

LWC partners with Graphic Packaging to host hiring event

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) will partner with Graphic Packaging to host a hiring event for local-area workers on Friday, May 31, in Baton Rouge, La. There will be no cost to attend the hiring event, and will be open to the general public. Attendees should bring copies of their résumé, and personal identification materials.

During the hiring event, Graphic Packaging will host two information sessions regarding open positions at its three locations in Monroe, La., West Monroe, La. and Texarkana, Tx. Graphic Packaging will look to fill 16 open positions across these three locations. Some of the available jobs Graphic Packing will look to hire will include but won’t be limited to: Reliability Engineers, Controllers, Chemical Process Engineers and Operations Maintenance positions. Following the information sessions, interviews will be conducted for the available positions.

The first session is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., and the second is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center in Baton Rouge, La. Graphic Packaging requests all hiring event attendees arrive 30 minutes beforehand to prepare for Graphic Packaging’s presentation.

“This hiring event is the result of a combined effort between Graphic Packaging and LWC staff wanting to provide an important hiring-opportunity for job-seekers statewide,” said LWC Secretary Ava Dejoie. “The Louisiana Workforce Commission and our Rapid Response team will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that those impacted by events outside their control, will have the opportunity to find another family-sustaining career.”

The career fair will be held at the following location:

Crowne Plaza Executive Center

4728 Constitution Ave.

Baton Rouge, La.

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 LWC’s Rapid Response team serve as “first responders” when individuals have been laid off or fired 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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