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  • Goodwill and Workforce Commission Opportunities

    August 28, 2013 8:45 AM

    Goodwill Industries is hosting a series of Job Fair Preparation Workshops. They will help job seekers learn how to expand networking, sell themselves, make lasting impressions, create a more effective resume and sharpen interviewing skills. The techniques will maximize your efforts, especially when visiting job fairs. For more information, visit... more »
  • New Businesses Bringing New Jobs to Duson

    March 18, 2013 6:36 PM

    The Town of Duson was once known as the town that cannot grow. Mayor Johnny Thibodeaux is looking to change that even creating the slogan "discover the new Duson." "With the interstate being so close to the Town of Duson, we need to use the interstate because it's so... more »
  • Hollister Set to Close Mall of Acadiana Location

    November 29, 2012 6:46 AM

    With the holiday shopping season upon us, most retailers are seeing a boom in business, but a popular store at the Mall of Acadiana is getting ready to close its doors. By the end of the year Hollister will no longer be doing business in the Mall of Acadiana according... more »
  • Budget Cuts Threaten Jobs, Services and Resident Program at UMC

    October 5, 2012 12:06 AM

    Patients and doctors alike are worried about the future of Lafayette's University Medical Center, after another round of drastic budget cuts. "We are saddened, we are dismayed, we are worried," said Chief Resident of Internal Medicine Leah Potter. "For people with no insurance, we don't really have anywhere... more »
  • LSU Board considers consolidating jobs, system

    August 19, 2012 9:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Consultants helping Louisiana State University find a new system president have presented three possible ways to develop the system, including two that would consolidate the jobs of system president and chancellor of the flagship Baton Rouge campus. One would gradually merge facilities such as the... more »
  • Head Start workers must reapply for jobs

    May 16, 2012 7:24 AM

    PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) - Employees of the parish's Head Start program may reapply for their positions at an upcoming job fair. The Head Start chief administrative officer, Edwards Songy, told parish councilmen Tuesday that the event, open only to current Head Start employees, will be held May 29-30 at Nottaway... more »
  • Obama seeks to undercut Romney's record on jobs

    May 14, 2012 6:52 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is casting Mitt Romney as a greedy, job-killing corporate titan with little concern for the working class in a new, multi-pronged effort that seeks to undermine the central rationale for his Republican rival's candidacy: his business credentials. At the center of the push -... more »
  • Expansion at Port of Iberia to Create Hundreds of Jobs

    April 11, 2012 7:29 PM

    More than 500 jobs are slated to be added to Iberia Parish's economy within a year, thanks to a large expansion at the Port of Iberia. Construction is already underway. "We've been waiting for this for quite a while," said Lonny Breaux with LeBlanc Marine. Breaux is excited... more »
  • St. Landry Teachers Worry Their Jobs are On the Line

    February 27, 2012 11:20 PM

    A $3.9 million budget deficit still looming over the St. Landry Parish School Board. The Board and various committees held three meetings on Monday to address some of the issues pertaining to the budget and impending cuts. With such a deep budget gap, Interim Superintendent Donnie Perron said employee... more »
  • Markets rally after forecast-busting US jobs data

    February 3, 2012 10:54 AM

    LONDON (AP) - Stocks spiked sharply higher on Friday after forecast-busting U.S. jobs figures reinforced hopes that the recovery in the world's largest economy is gathering pace at a time when other regions, notably Europe, may be heading back into recession. Figures from the Labor Department showed that employers in... more »
  • American Airlines Aims to Cut 13,000 Jobs

    February 2, 2012 8:52 AM

    The parent of American Airlines wants to eliminate about 13,000 jobs - 15 percent of its workforce - as the nation's third-biggest airline remakes itself under bankruptcy protection. The company proposes to end its traditional pension plans, a move strongly opposed by the airline's unions and the U.S. pension-insurance agency,... more »
  • Odor control maker moving to Louisiana

    January 13, 2012 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A company that manufactures odor control products for restrooms has agreed to move its headquarters from California to Baton Rouge and its manufacturing operation from Illinois to Baton Rouge. State economic development officials say the move by West Sanitation Services Inc. will involve a $1.4... more »
  • New oilfield services plant to open in Scott

    January 13, 2012 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Houston-based company that provides corrosion protection services for the oil and gas industry is planning to open a new plant in Scott. Houston Plating and Coatings LLC says it will hire 120 people over the next five years to work at the new $9... more »
  • Stocks weaken despite strong December jobs report

    January 6, 2012 10:57 AM

    Stocks are opening slightly lower despite a government report that the unemployment rate dropped in December to the lowest level in nearly three years. The Labor Department said early Friday that the unemployment rate fell last month to 8.5 percent, while U.S. employers added a net 200,000 jobs. It was... more »
  • Move Costs 400 BR Jobs

    October 15, 2011 4:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Home Depot is closing its Baton Rouge call center by the end of next year. A phase out of 400 jobs will begin in the next few months. Stephen Holmes, spokesman for the chain of home improvement stores, tells the Advocate (http://bit.ly/olXgKV) the decision came... more »
  • Obama Willing to Compromise with Republicans

    September 9, 2011 9:41 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden says the Obama administration is willing to compromise with Republicans on a job-creation program if they come up with "a better idea." But Biden said on TV this morning that the administration is "not prepared to compromise in terms of doing nothing." House... more »
  • Obama Turns to Selling Public on Jobs Plan

    September 9, 2011 8:46 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is getting out of Washington on Friday to rally public support for his newly unveiled jobs initiatives. The president planned to visit Richmond, Va., where he'll cast his jobs package as a bipartisan plan that will get Americans back to work quickly. The plan... more »
  • More Jobs Coming to Iberia Parish

    May 31, 2011 7:47 PM

    In Iberia Parish, Governor Jindal announced more jobs are coming to the area. More jobs will be available because Carbo Ceramics Company is expanding by creating a plant in New Iberia. The company's plant will produce ceramic propant which is used when recovering oil and gas. Jindal says the project... more »
  • Alcohol Regulation Office Jobs Slated to Be Cut

    May 9, 2011 11:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner Troy Hebert is asking to eliminate six jobs at his agency, including one held by the son of a state senator. Brant Thompson, the son of state Sen. Francis Thompson, would lose his $115,228-a-year job as deputy commissioner, under... more »
  • Private sector adds 10,000 jobs in March

    April 19, 2011 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The growth in private sector jobs in Louisiana continued in March as employers added 10,300 nonfarm jobs over the year, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) announced today. Seasonally adjusted results of a survey of Louisiana employers by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates there... more »
  • La. gained 26,300 non-farm jobs in 2010

    January 25, 2011 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana labor officials say the state added 26,300 non-farm jobs in 2010. Figures from the state Workforce Commission show, though, that Louisiana still had 42,200 fewer jobs last month than in December 2008 - three months after the national economic meltdown began. The figures are... more »
  • Harrah's Replaced Full-Time Workers with Part-Time

    January 23, 2011 1:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Harrah's New Orleans Casino is required by law to employee 2,400 people, but documents reveal that the company has replaced full-time workers in recent years with part-time and on-call employees. From summer 2008 to summer 2010, the number of full-time employees fell from 84 percent to... more »
  • New jobs for Lake Providence

    December 28, 2010 9:29 PM

    LAKE PROVIDENCE, La. (AP) - State officials say Myriant Technologies will build a new 392,000-squre-foot acid plant at the Port of Lake Providence that will create about 50 new jobs and hundreds more in the project's construction phase in the parish with Louisiana's highest unemployment rate. Gov. Bobby Jindal joined... more »
  • Gas & Petrochemical Co. To Build Plant in Lake Charles

    December 2, 2010 12:43 PM

    Petrochemicals company Sasol Ltd. announced plans today to build the world's first commercial ethylene tetramerization unit. Construction at the Lake Charles production site is set to begin next year. Governor Bobby Jindal was at L'Auberge du Lac Hotel today for the announcement. "Sasol selected Lake Charles over sites in Africa,... more »
  • 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 »
  • Economy Loses 95K Jobs Due to Government Layoffs

    October 8, 2010 8:47 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A wave of government layoffs last month outpaced weak hiring in the private sector, pushing down the nation's payrolls by a net total of 95,000 jobs. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate held at 9.6 percent. The jobless rate has now topped 9.5 percent for 14... more »
  • 5 Lose Jobs in Angola Sex Scandal

    September 20, 2010 6:50 AM

    ANGOLA, LA. (AP) - Warden Burl Cain say four Louisiana State Penitentiary security officers resigned and another was fired after an investigation of alleged sexual activity between prisoners and visitors in June. Prison investigative reports allege that some officers accepted cash for providing "security" at two special nighttime club banquets,... more »
  • Rally for Jobs in Texas

    September 1, 2010 7:42 PM

    Three rallies against the drilling moratorium took place in Texas today. Corpus Christi, Port Arthur and Houston all held rallies simultaneously. A few hundred gathered at one in Port Arthur, Texas. Port Arthur resident, Ed Cadena said, "it is important that we speak up because we are part of... more »
  • Second Rally for Oil & Gas Industry Jobs Tomorrow

    August 31, 2010 12:37 PM

    Lafayette will be represented Wednesday in a "Rally for Jobs" to be held in Port Arthur, Texas. Bruce Conque, Vice President of Marketing and Governmental Relations for the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce is one of the speakers. Rallies will take place in five states during the congressional recess period.... more »
  • State Up 20,100 Non-Farm Jobs in Year

    August 24, 2010 8:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana dropped 9,900 non-farm jobs last month, due mostly to the seasonal layoffs of educaton employees and the end of temporary Census jobs, but the state still is moat than 20,000 jobs ahead of a year ago, state officials said Tuesday. Goods-producing employment rose by 1,600... more »
  • New Manufacturing Project to Create 600 Jobs

    August 17, 2010 4:52 PM

    Today, Governor Bobby Jindal joined Blade Dynamics to announce that the company will manufacture advanced wind turbine blades and wind turbine components at the Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in New Orleans. Blade Dynamics has developed wind turbine blade technologies designed to increase the efficiency and performance of very high power... more »
  • President Signs Jobs Bill

    August 10, 2010 6:05 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Summoned back from summer break, the House on Tuesday pushed through an emergency $26 billion jobs bill that Democrats said would save 300,000 teachers, police and others from election-year layoffs. President Barack Obama immediately signed it into law. Lawmakers streamed back to Washington for a one-day session... more »
  • Mich. Gov: Electric Cars to Create 62,000 Jobs

    July 14, 2010 8:33 PM

    Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm says the next generation of electric cars and their batteries will create 62,000 jobs in the state over the next decade. Granholm made the prediction Wednesday, a day before President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit a groundbreaking ceremony for a battery plant outside Grand Rapids.... more »
  • Avondale Shipbuilding Yard Closing-Wiping Out 5,000 Jobs

    July 13, 2010 7:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - In the worst economic blow for the New Orleans region since Hurricane Katrina, Northrop Grumman Corp. said Tuesday that it will shut its Avondale shipbuilding yard in 2013, wiping out up to 5,000 jobs. The Los Angeles-based company said it would consolidate construction of Navy amphibious... more »
  • Community Leaders Recall Their First Jobs

    July 4, 2010 3:19 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Shoe-shining brought self-confidence. Painting boats in the summer heat awakened a passion. Wrapping meat and sweeping floors taught discipline. First jobs, often in the muggy days of summer, are seldom glamorous. But Houma-area business leaders say the jobs they held when they were teenagers or even... more »
  • LA Gained 10,300 Non-Farm Jobs From April-May

    June 24, 2010 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana gained 10,300 non-farm jobs from April to May though state officials warn the impact of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill hasn't yet hit. The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Thursday that the state - on a non-seasonally adjusted basis - still had 9,900 fewer... more »
  • LA Fair Will Have Jobs Related to Oil Spill

    June 13, 2010 5:08 PM

    BASTROP, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Workforce Commission job fair Tuesday in Bastrop will have 100 temporary jobs related to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Shirley Trapp of Morehouse Business and Career Solutions Center says Bastrop was chosen for the fair because the community was hit with job losses... more »
  • Bad Cement Jobs Plague Offshore Rigs

    May 24, 2010 7:04 AM

    The tricky process of sealing an offshore oil well with cement - suspected as a major contributor to the Gulf of Mexico disaster - has failed dozens of times in the past, according to an Associated Press investigation. Yet federal regulators give drillers a free hand in this crucial safety... more »
  • 75 Grads of Training Program Get Oil Spill Jobs

    May 20, 2010 9:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Seventy-five graduates of a training program run by environmental justice centers in New Orleans and Atlanta are now working on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill cleanup - a half-dozen of them as supervisors. Dillard University's Deep South Center for Environmental Justice and Clark Atlanta University's... more »
  • 18 Interested in Monroe School Job

    May 18, 2010 10:09 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Members of the Monroe City School Board should have the names of finalists for district superintendent in two weeks. The News-Star reports Monday was the deadline for applying for the position. Loe Dunn, a represenative of McPherson and Jacobson, the firm conducting the search, said that... more »
  • Gulf Oil Spill Jobs

    May 14, 2010 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Workforce Commission and Department of Social Services are joining to open mobile offices in areas where the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has hit the seafood business hard. One opened Thursday in Boothville-Venice, in the parking lot for the claims office opened by... more »
  • Oil Spill Creates Temp Jobs

    May 4, 2010 2:00 PM

    Five-hundred temporary jobs are opening up because of the oil spill, according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission. "As people come in inquiring about those jobs we refer them to the information about openings and make sure the jobs out there are legit," says Charles Duplechin of LA Works. ... more »
  • 500 Temporary Oil Spill Cleanup Jobs

    May 3, 2010 3:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The state labor department has begun taking applications for 500 temporary oil spill cleanup jobs. The Louisiana Workforce Commission is taking the applications for Advanced Industrial Services/GCPG Services International. The company is hiring for duties that include debris removal and placement of protective boom along shorelines.... more »
  • House Debate: More Info. On Jobs Created By Economic Development

    April 19, 2010 1:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Bills aimed at getting more information about the types and numbers of jobs created by the state's economic development dollars are heading to the full House for debate. The House Commerce Committee quickly approved a package of proposals that requires more detailed reporting about the... more »
  • Jindal's Plan To Create Jobs Could Be On Collision Course

    April 12, 2010 12:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's state incentive-fueled plan to create jobs in Louisiana could be on a collision course with a state budget totally awash in red ink. The administration's drive to bring new business to the state - and, naturally, increasing the number of jobholding taxpayers -... more »
  • US Navy Brings Jobs To Morgan City

    April 10, 2010 4:20 PM

    US. Navy Brings Jobs to Morgan City Dozens of Iraqi naval sailors will arrive in St.Mary Parish this month to learn to operate Louisiana built boats intended to defend oil platforms in the Persian Gulf. Swiftships Shipbuilders of Morgan City has been awarded a $180 million contract to build... more »
  • More Jobs Availabe at Pixel Magic

    April 1, 2010 5:34 PM

    From Pixel Magic: After only four months in operation in Louisiana, Pixel Magic is pleased to announce their intention to hire up to 100 artists over the next year for their Lafayette office. The workforce expansion is a result of Pixel Magic branching out into... more »
  • Multi-Media Journalist/News Producer

    February 3, 2010 4:34 PM

    KATC-TV is looking for a Multi-Media Journalist/News Producer to add to our award-winning team in Lafayette, Louisiana. This person will be responsible for producing a newscast; a portion of the day will also be spent updating katc.com and contributing to our continuous news platform. This person will also work part-time... more »
  • Allen Parish police jurors vote to cut jobs

    October 27, 2009 1:58 PM

    OBERLIN, La. (AP) - The Allen Parish Police Jury has voted to eliminate 10 road crew positions and cut funds to various agencies in a bid to save the parish more than $550,000 through 2010. Jury President Sonny Weatherford said on Monday the cannot operate without a balanced budget. Parish... more »
  • New Business Coming To Lafayette

    October 21, 2009 5:56 PM

    A new business, which means new jobs, is coming to Lafayette. They are called ATC and they help keep our world green. LEDA'S CEO Greg Gothreaux said, "These are the guys; this is the company that is the future of keeping our world green and clean," New jobs and... more »
  • New Jobs Coming to Lafayette

    October 21, 2009 1:29 PM

    LEDA Press Release: Lafayette, LA- Officials from ATC Associates, an environmental consulting firm, have announced the opening of their corporate headquarters in Lafayette, LA. ATC Associates has 65 branches in 36 states, including an existing branch office in Lafayette. "ATC is excited about our expansion and the ability... 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 »
  • Employment forcaste for Louisiana

    October 7, 2009 2:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Monroe will add jobs at the fastest pace in Louisiana in 2010 and 2011, while New Orleans will stagger through its post-Hurricane Katrina recovery with the slowest employment growth. That's the analysis of a group of university economists who issued a two-year forecast of Louisiana... more »

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