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  • Employees will pay some health insurance savings

    June 7, 2014 8:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - About a third of the savings identified by a private analyst looking for ways to cut down costs in state government are tied to changes to health insurance used by about 230,000 state workers, retirees and their families. Susan West, head of the state Office... more »
  • State revenue employees to receive raise

    December 12, 2013 9:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - About 600 state Revenue Department employees are getting a 4 percent pay raise retroactive to Oct. 1. State Revenue Secretary Tim Barfield said the agency has identified dollars to provide for the across-the-board raise instead of the lump sum, one-time bonus originally contemplated. The Advocate... more »
  • Ex-Hostess employees look for new opportunities

    December 10, 2012 6:36 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The closure of Hostess Brands Inc. put the brakes on Gerald Robinson's career and left him without health insurance for his family, including a son with asthma. Robinson worked an early-morning shift as a Cotton's Holsum Breads route salesman in New Iberia. Robinson, 50, joined other... more »
  • Retirement and Pension System Changes Upset State Employees

    April 23, 2012 7:31 PM

    Plans to overhaul the State's retirement and pension systems are not sitting well with some lawmakers and state employees. State officials and employees gathered in Baton Rouge on Monday to speak out against the changes and push to defeat the governor's proposal. "It seems to me like the governor... more »
  • 3 Arrested Employees Stay on City of Opelousas Payroll

    April 12, 2012 11:26 PM

    An Opelousas police officer and two public works employees remain on the city's payroll, after being arrested and charged with various crimes. Police Officer Yolanda Lewis is charged with obstruction of justice and malfeasance in office. She's accused trying to cover up her husband, Quinn Lewis' crime of stealing... more »
  • Kinder casino seeking employees

    April 9, 2012 7:07 AM

    KINDER, La. (AP) - A job fair is set for Tuesday for the Coushatta Casino Resort, which says it needs employees for its new casino-hotel development in Kinder and other corporate positions. The Daily Advertiser reports the event will take place from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Northwest Community Center... more »
  • State employees could get pay raises next year

    March 9, 2012 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has opened the door for pay raises for some state employees in the next fiscal year. Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater says agencies aren't getting money to pay for salary boosts. But The Advocate reports that Rainwater says agencies can give... more »
  • Kenner supermarket employees get back pay

    February 9, 2012 10:41 AM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - Kenner supermarket owners have paid nearly $65,000 in back wages to 18 current and former employees following a Labor Department investigation. The department said Wednesday that the owners of Celina's International Supermarket LLC and Kenner Supermarket Inc. also have agreed to properly maintain payroll records. The... more »
  • Iberia Parish President Elect Fires Employees Before Being Sworn into Office

    January 5, 2012 7:47 PM

    Some Iberia Parish Government employees are starting off the new year with a notice giving them only a few days to find a new job. New Iberia Parish President, Errol "Romo" Romero, hasn't even been sworn in yet, and he's already sent at least nine employees letters saying he'd no... more »
  • Future uncertain for CQMS Razer employees

    November 24, 2011 9:36 AM

    MANSFIELD, La. (AP) - CQMS Razer is temporarily suspending operations at its plant in Mansfield. KTBS-TV reports ( ) a call to the plant office Wednesday is greeted by a recording that states operations shut down on Nov. 18, and will remain that way through Dec. 2. Razer is a... more »
  • West Baton Rouge employees get raise

    June 24, 2011 9:37 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - Many West Baton Rouge Parish employees will see a 5 percent cost of living increase in the next fiscal year, after the Parish Council voted unanimously to approve the measure. Parish Finance Director Philip Bourgoyne says employees affected include classified full-time and part-time employees, including... more »
  • Acadian ambulance employees were honored by the National Guard

    December 10, 2010 7:10 AM

    Acadian ambulance employees were honored by the National Guard. The patriot award is given to employers who support the National Guard and especially their employees who serve in the guard. Five Acadian employee's nominated their supervisors
  • Survey shows NOPD employees like jobs

    October 19, 2010 9:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas says most of the city's police like their jobs, but want more training and better equipment. Serpas administered the survey to discover what areas the police personnel found to be satisfactory and what areas need improvement. He says he wants... more »
  • Election E-mail Urging Fellow Employees to Vote

    October 1, 2010 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An employee at the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness e-mailed her fellow employees, urging them to support a constitutional amendment on Saturday's ballot that affects their employment. State law prohibits using public funds to urge anyone to vote for or against candidates... more »
  • UPDATE-Man Who Took Discovery Channel Employees Hostage is Dead

    September 1, 2010 5:20 PM

    UPDATE-SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Law enforcement official: Discovery Channel gunman shot by police is dead. ----------------------------------------- SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Police say they have shot an armed man who took three people hostage in the Discovery Channel network's headquarters in suburban Washington. All of the hostages are... more »
  • BP Won't Let Committee Talk To Several Employees

    June 25, 2010 4:20 PM

    ATLANTA (AP) - The chairman of a House panel investigating the Gulf oil spill says BP won't let his committee talk to several employees who may have critical information about what led to the catastrophe. Rep. Bart Stupak told The Associated Press on Friday that BP has cited its own... more »
  • Gaylord Entertainment Co. Lays Off Employees After Historic Floods

    June 2, 2010 11:07 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gaylord Entertainment Co. is laying off more than 1,700 employees as a result of flooding that inundated the Opryland Resort, the Grand Ole Opry House and other properties in May. In a conference call with investors on Wednesday, CEO Colin Reed said the company informed 1,743... more »
  • NOAA Seattle Employees Working On Oil Spill

    June 1, 2010 10:55 PM

    SEATTLE (AP) - NOAA workers in Seattle are putting in long hours to help track the oil spill in the Gulf. Doug Helton with NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration in Seattle told Sen. Patty Murray on Tuesday how his group is trying to forecast where the oil might travel.... more »
  • Lowes employee charged with attempted 2nd degree murder

    February 25, 2010 12:56 PM

    On February 24, 2010, at approximately 8:47 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to 120 E. Gloria Switch regarding a disturbance inside of a business. Officers discovered that two employees were involved in a verbal altercation, when one of the employees armed himself with a box cutter. The... more »

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