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Date:June 17, 2009
Contact:Public Relations @ (225) 342-3035

Louisiana Workforce Commission Hosts Free Business Start-up Seminar, Job Fair
Events aim to help former Tembec and Exide employees

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Workforce Commission will host a series of free events this month in East and West Feliciana parishes designed to provide re-employment help to former Exide Technologies and Tembec workers.

“These events are aimed at providing employment options,” said Tim Barfield, executive director of the Louisiana Workforce Commission. “Starting your own business may be the right solution for some, while others can explore career opportunities with area employers.”

Job skills testing will be provided to former Tembec and Exide workers on Monday, June 22, from 9 a.m.- noon at Louisiana Technical College – Folkes Campus, 3337 Highway 10 in Jackson. Registration opens at 8:15 a.m. The skills testing coincides with a job fair on Tuesday, June 30, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Hemingbough Conference and Convention Center, 10101 La. 965 in St. Francisville. The job fair is open to the public and will feature a number of major area employers, according to event organizers.

For those interested in starting and running their own business, a free, three-day seminar will be held June 25, 26 and 29 from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at Louisiana Technical College – Folkes Campus. The seminar is also aimed at entrepreneurs who want to enhance their current business management knowledge. Topics to be covered include deciding your niche, financing from public and private sources, legal aspects for setting up your business and day-to-day management tips. To register for the seminar, call Greg Anders at 225-342-2934, (8 a.m.-5 p.m., weekdays). Deadline for registration is Thursday, June 24, noon.

Additional information is available at the Louisiana Workforce Commission website, www.laworks.net. Click “Special Events” on the lower left of the home page.

June 22 – Job Skills Testing

Louisiana Technical College – Folkes Campus

3337 Highway 10

Jackson, LA 70748

Registration opens: 8:15 a.m.; Job skills testing: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

June 25, 26 & 29 – Starting and Running Your Own Business

Louisiana Technical College – Folkes Campus

3337 Highway 10, Jackson, LA 70748

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

To register, contact Greg Anders at 225-342-2934 by June 24, noon

June 30 – Job Fair

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Hemingbough Conference & Convention Center

10101 Highway 965, St. Francisville, LA 70775

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