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  • Senator gives up on Citizens insurance CEO job

    June 25, 2013 5:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State Sen. Dan "Blade" Morrish has dropped his bid to become the next CEO of the state-run insurer of last resort, the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. The Louisiana Board of Ethics had advised that Morrish would have a conflict of interest. Because he is... more »
  • Assistant hire continues driving drama at LPSS

    March 5, 2013 6:33 PM

    While Lafayette Parish Public Schools Superintendent Pat Cooper has repeated his support for Special Assistant Thad Welch, the hiring of his former school maintenance and transportation director from McComb, Miss., has raised questions among school board members, especially after they learned that Welch does not have a high school diploma... more »
  • Charter schools hold teacher job fair

    April 11, 2012 6:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A group of charter schools in New Orleans is hoping to draw interest from certified teachers at a job fair set for late April. The Eastbank Collaborative of Charter Schools holds its annual Certified Teacher Fair on Saturday, April 28, at Xavier University. Other organizations supporting... more »
  • Delta CC chancellor takes Wash. job

    March 21, 2012 10:01 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Delta Community College Chancellor Luke Robins has accepted a position as president of Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Wash. The News-Star reports the Peninsula College Board of Trustees offered him the job Tuesday and, if contract negotiations are successful, he will become the institution's sixth... more »
  • Romney: Obama wrongly content with US job growth

    March 12, 2012 10:57 AM

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Mitt Romney is telling Alabama voters that President Barack Obama wrongly thinks the country is doing better because of recent job increases. Romney told a rain-soaked crowd in Mobile on Monday that Obama should talk to the millions of people who remain unemployed or have stopped... more »
  • Miller to start job as BRCC head

    February 9, 2012 10:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - New Baton Rouge Community College Chancellor Andrea Lewis Miller is taking over the job next week after interim Chancellor Jim Horton wraps up his duties on Friday. Miller, who is moving from her job heading SOWELA Technical Community College, tells The Advocate she is "extremely... more »
  • Thieves hit Live Oak High School job site

    February 3, 2012 9:11 AM

    WATSON, La. (AP) - Officials say the fall opening of the new Live Oak High School in Watson could be delayed after thieves stole more than $100,000 worth of copper and tools from the construction site. Bruce Bacon, the job superintendent for Woodrow Wilson Construction Co. tells The Advocate the... more »
  • Fewer Seek Unemployment Aid as Job Market Improves

    February 2, 2012 9:31 AM

    The number of people seeking unemployment aid fell last week, a sign that companies are cutting fewer jobs and likely stepping up hiring. The Labor Department says weekly unemployment applications fell 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 367,000. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, dropped for the third straight week... more »
  • Job fair Thursday in Alex for returned soldiers

    January 23, 2012 10:58 AM

    FORT POLK, La. (AP) - Fort Polk is holding a job fair this week for soldiers who are or will be moving from military to civilian life - and their spouses. It's 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the England Airpark Army Processing Facility in Alexandria. Deborah Randolph, president... more »
  • Ousted Parish President Resigns to Start New Job

    December 15, 2011 8:10 AM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - Several weeks after he was voted out of office, St. Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro is resigning to start a new job working for the state of Louisiana. Taffaro will resign Thursday morning as he prepares to become the state's new director of hazard mitigation and... more »
  • Pine Prairie Chief Takes Temporary Job Out of State

    November 15, 2011 11:02 PM

    Pine Prairie Police Chief Todd Ortis has been out for almost a week, and his absence has stirred up mixed feelings. That's because while he's on another job, he's still collecting a pay check from the city. According to officers, Ortis has been out since last Wednesday because he... more »
  • Crowley Community Protests City Job Cuts

    July 7, 2011 11:57 PM

    A slew of positions are on the chopping block for the City of Crowley, but those budget cuts won't be made without a fight from the community. Dozens of community members showed up at Thursday Finance Committee meeting to show their support for city workers, especially at the fire and... more »
  • In search of a job??

    January 26, 2011 4:34 AM

    In search of a job?? We've go good news for you, Sodexo remote sites is having a job fair today Severa Sites are hiring in the Lafayette area. The fair takes place from 10:00am-1:00pm & 4:00pm-7:00pm at the Courtyard by Marriott on Kaliste Saloom Road
  • Edwin Edwards begins his new job this week

    January 20, 2011 5:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former Gov. Edwin Edwards is starting his new job this week, doing research and consulting work for businesses owned by the head of the Louisiana Democratic Party. Party chairman Claude "Buddy" Leach said Wednesday that among Edwards' first tasks is to look into geothermal exploration... more »
  • Edwin Edwards starts job today

    January 18, 2011 6:15 AM

    Former Governor Edwin Edwards goes back to work this morning. He'll be working for Democratic party leader Claude "Buddy" Leach. Edwards will serve as a consultant of Leach's private company not the Democratic party. Edwards was required to get a job as part of his parole.
  • Moratorium and jobs: will they be there?

    October 12, 2010 7:34 PM

    "The moratorium being lifted is one thing." Rob Guidry says, "but getting the permits so people can go back to work is really the issue we're dealing with now." Guidry, of the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, says the barrier hasn't been taken down just yet and it could be... more »
  • Job Fair for Persons with Disabilities

    October 12, 2010 7:18 AM

    Organization Louisiana Workforce Commission is having a Job Fair for Persons with Disabilities at the Heymann Performing Arts Center on October 21st from 9am-12pm. This event is to promote employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. For more information call, 337-262-5353.
  • Kansas guarding details of aviation job deal

    October 6, 2010 9:20 PM

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas officials hoped Wednesday to thwart new attempts to lure aviation jobs away from Wichita by withholding details of an agreement between the state and manufacturer Hawker Beechcraft. Gov. Mark Parkinson hints that the deal might involve helping the company provide additional training for workers or... more »
  • LA will experience anemic job growth in 2010-2011

    October 6, 2010 2:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana will experience anemic job growth in 2010-2011 and those modest gains could be wiped out by wild cards, such as an extended ban on deepwater petroleum drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, according to an economic report released Wednesday. A group of university economists,... more »
  • Peabody Magnet High Opens a Credit Union Branch

    September 20, 2010 9:58 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Peabody Magnet High School student Keverick Tanner, 17, looked pleased after he realized he successfully helped a customer open his first savings account. "It felt pretty good," Keverick said with a smile as he completed his first day as a teller at a Pelican State Credit... more »
  • Career Videos for America's Job Seekers

    September 7, 2010 6:12 PM

    The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the addition of the Career Videos for America's Job Seekers to a new federal government-wide site, http://www.challenge.gov . The online platform, announced today by the White House at http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ostp/pressroom , invites the public to help solve our nation's most pressing problems. "The site... more »
  • Questions remain for job recovery in Louisiana

    August 31, 2010 9:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After 10 months with only part-time work, New Orleans resident James Wicht finally scored a job - in a different profession, 1,200 miles away, in a town of 3,700. "You have to go where the jobs are," he said. During the 30 years Frank Loria has... more »
  • 4 Apply for LA. Higher Ed Commissioner Job

    August 25, 2010 8:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Four candidates have applied so far to be Louisiana's new higher education commissioner, but the Board of Regents hasn't yet worked out a salary range for the job with lawmakers, who must approve the amount. The board, which governs public higher education in Louisiana, hopes... more »
  • LEDA Job Fair Today

    August 18, 2010 11:30 AM

    Dozens of Acadiana's top employers and employers from other regions of the state, will be on hand to recruit and screen potential job candidates at the LEDA Job Fair on Wednesday, August 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette. Now in its fifteenth year,... more »
  • Gulf Driller to Light Up Cigar After Job is Done

    August 15, 2010 2:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The man with pinpoint accuracy who is drilling the relief well meant to plug BP's runaway well is looking forward to finishing his mission and celebrating with a cigar, a dinner party with his crew and a trip somewhere quiet to unwind with his wife. John... more »
  • Screening Job Applicants

    August 11, 2010 4:40 PM

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says employers who screen job applicants for criminal backgrounds or credit history cannot do so in a way that disproportionately excludes certain racial or ethnic groups. An exception is where the company can show the practice is job-related and "consistent with business necessity." A blanket... more »
  • 7th Straight Month of Job Creation-Good Sign for the Economy

    August 6, 2010 12:09 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is hailing the seventh straight month of private job creation as a good sign for the economy. But he says the progress "needs to come faster." The president spoke at Gelberg Signs, a small business in Washington, D.C., that is expanding and hiring workers.... more »
  • The Job is Not Finished on Gulf Oil Spill

    August 4, 2010 9:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The government's point man on the oil spill response says engineers will still try to firm up the now-plugged Gulf leak through a relief well. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen told WWL-TV in New Orleans on Wednesday that pumping mud down the throat of the... more »
  • LEDA Job Fair

    July 30, 2010 10:32 AM

    Dozens of Acadiana's top employers and employers from other regions of the state, will be on hand to recruit and screen potential job candidates at the LEDA Job Fair on Wednesday, August 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette. Now in its fifteenth year,... more »
  • New Gulf Spill Cleanup Head Says Job is to Listen

    June 23, 2010 11:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The man who inherited the Gulf oil spill response from BP's embattled CEO said Wednesday that Americans have been too quick to blame his company for the environmental disaster now in its third month. "I'm somewhat concerned there is a bit of a rush to justice... more »
  • Oil Rig Workers Forced to Job Hunt After Drill Ban

    June 17, 2010 9:18 AM

    MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) - Mr. Charlie has seen the up and downs over the years in the oil patch off Louisiana's coast, but this could be the toughest slump of all. Earlier this week, the steel rig stationed on the Atchafalaya River graduated what could be one of its... more »
  • Shooting Victim Plans Return to Gulf For Job Hunt

    June 11, 2010 3:23 PM

    MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) - A man is recovering in his Muskegon home from a gunshot wound suffered in New Orleans, where he had sought out work related to the Gulf oil spill cleanup. Brandon James tells The Muskegon Chronicle for a story Friday that a job loss and Michigan's high... more »
  • Oil Spill Response Job

    June 6, 2010 11:48 PM

    If you are interested in working to help clean up the oil spill, there is a training session in Morgan City that starts Monday, June 7. Trained workers will earn a starting salary of $12 an hour. For all of the specifics, call Louisiana Community Technical College System's call... more »
  • Principal Lost Arms & Legs, But Back on Job

    June 6, 2010 2:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - "I kept thinking, 'I came here with a kidney stone, and now I'm going to lose all four of my limbs,"' Merlyna Adams recalled. That was more than a year ago. Now, with artificial arms and legs, the veteran St. Charles Parish school administrator is back... more »
  • Census Jobs Offer Much-Needed Cash

    March 18, 2010 2:46 PM

    Every ten years people can earn extra money as Census takers. In this year's tough economy going door-to-door appeals to locals more than ever. Job seekers flocked to the Census Hiring Day in Morgan City on Thursday. "I'm here for a little extra work because I'm unemployed... more »
  • Initial jobless claims jump in Louisiana

    November 30, 2009 1:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Initial claims for unemployment payments in Louisiana jumped 17.5 percent during the week ending Nov. 21. That's according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission, which counted 5,432 first-time claims for the week. There were 4,623 initial filers the previous week. State labor officials say the increase... more »
  • Longevity Checks

    November 17, 2009 10:20 AM

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - One Idaho company is paying for employee loyalty. Health care products company Melaleuca gives workers with five years of continuous employment five grand. Ten years -- $10,000. The longevity payments go all the way up to $30,000 after taxes for 30 years. It's not the... more »
  • Keep Lafayette Beautiful positions avavailable

    November 3, 2009 1:52 PM

    Due to the creation of a new board, "Keep Lafayette Beautiful," a local affiliate of the national litter control organization keep America beautiful, three (3) positions are available to serve on the Keep Lafayette Beautiful board of directors for a two-year term. The board of directors will serve as an... more »
  • LDOE to eliminate 50+ positions over next six months

    October 19, 2009 2:30 PM

    As Louisiana faces a potential budget deficit of $2 billion, leaders at the Louisiana Department o f Education (LDOE) say they are working to identify potential reductions in the agency's budget - not only for the 2009-2010 fiscal year, but as they begin the process of planning for the 2010-2011... more »
  • Lafayette Economy: "Not doing too Well"

    October 13, 2009 7:18 PM

    A Louisiana economist gives Lafayette a two year economic forecast. At Tuesday's annual business luncheon LSU's Loren Scott looks into his crystal ball and gives Acadiana businesses a look into the future. "Well, it's not doing too well." As the rest of the country gets back on its... more »
  • Transcom Job Fair

    October 13, 2009 7:45 AM

    If you're in the market for a job head out to the Holiday Inn on Evangeline Thruway today (October 13). A job fair will be held at 2 this afternoon for Transcom in Lafayette. The call center plans to add 700 employees before the end of the year. For more... more »
  • Job Openings: Acadiana Outreach Center

    October 12, 2009 2:32 PM

    Acadiana Outreach Center has two positions available: Financial Manager and Funds Developer. The Financial Manager position will be responsible for budgeting,payroll, maintaining records and general bookkeeping. The Funds Developer position will be responsible for developing and maintaining donor relationships and sponsorships. We are looking for applicants with... more »
  • Jobless benefits extension hits snag in Senate

    October 2, 2009 2:32 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A 13-week extension of unemployment benefits in the 27 states with the highest jobless rates is being slowed by some lawmakers upset that their own states would be left out. Senate leaders had hoped for a quick voice vote endorsing the House-passed bill to ensure a continued... more »

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