Baton Rouge, LA- Louisiana’s recovery from COVID-19 is in full swing and the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is launching a statewide campaign to get people back to work.
With over 1.5 million Louisiana residents now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the LWC is partnering with employers across the state to reenergize the workforce and let people know our state is hiring and hiring fast.
LWC noticed a drastic shift in how it does business when the pandemic began, and our focus became more about helping people get the benefits they need and less about our core mission of putting people to work. Nearly a year and a half later, enhanced unemployment benefits are coming to an end, employers are searching for reliable employees, and job seekers are desperate to find family-sustaining careers.
“We are so much more than just the agency that handles unemployment,” said LWC Secretary Ava Cates. “We put people to work. That’s our mission, and it always has been. We have countless tools out there to help job seekers get back into the workforce.”
The goal of the “Back to Work Louisiana” campaign is to help our economy rebound by connecting job seekers with the careers they need to keep a roof over their heads and put food on the table for their families. There are thousands of opportunities out there for all types of industries and the sooner we help them get back to work, the quicker Louisiana’s economy can recover.
“Louisiana is resilient,” said Cates. “We know that with so many good jobs available right now it’s the perfect time to restart or even change your career.”
Job seekers can get assistance at any of the LWC’s 62 local offices statewide. They can also find information about upcoming job fairs, on-the-job training programs, apprenticeship opportunities, and numerous other LWC services by visiting our website.
Some of the employers partnering with LWC on this campaign include Acadian Ambulance, RoyOMartin, IBM, and more to come. The campaign will culminate with a statewide in-person job fair on August 4, 2021. There will be more details on that as we get closer to the date.
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