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Date:July 9, 2019
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LWC to assist affected Waitr employees

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is hosting information and orientation sessions for workers who were recently displaced by recent Waitr layoffs in Lafayette, on Thursday, July 18, and in Lake Charles, on Tuesday, July 23.

Information covered at the orientation sessions include, LWC-facilitated re-employment services, re-employment assistance, unemployment insurance and job-search tools and materials.

“The LWC stands ready to assist Waitr employees impacted by the recent layoffs. These sessions are a vital resource, offering multiple services including job placement locally,” said LWC Secretary Ava Dejoie. “The LWC’s Rapid Response unit will continue to assist all Louisiana residents who are affected by circumstances outside of their control, and ensure they have any and all resources needed to re-enter the labor force.”

The sessions are scheduled as follows:

Lafayette: Lafayette American Job Center

Thursday, July 18, 2019

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

706 East Vermilion St.

Lafayette, La. 70501

Lake Charles: Allen P. August Multi-Purpose Center

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

2000 Moeling St.

Lake Charles, La. 70601

The LWC’s Rapid Response team serves as “first responders” when individuals have been laid off from a company. The Rapid Response team provides a host of services, including:

• 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 with 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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