St. Charles Office to Reopen Wednesday, Dec. 2

The St. Charles Business and Career Solutions Center will reopen for business on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

LWC Helpline Technical Difficulties

Our Helpline at 1-866-783-5567 is experiencing technical difficulties that are resulting in longer-than-normal hold times. Please log into your HiRE account to file claims and weekly certifications and to check on the status of your claim. Please only call the Helpline with issues that cannot be resolved by using our self-service online features. We appreciate your patience.

Debit cards no longer an option for receiving unemployment benefits;
update banking preferences to direct deposit.

JPMorgan Chase is withdrawing from the business of providing debit cards to those receiving unemployment insurance
benefits. LWC strongly encourages all claimants to choose the direct deposit option to ensure the fastest and most secure
means of receiving benefits.

Read more here.

Louisiana applicants for unemployment benefits should only use the official website, or
A potential scam has been reported in Louisiana from a site claiming to be the Unemployment Advisory Department using
addresses including "," "" or ""
Learn more.


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