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  • 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 »
  • St. Martinville Nonprofit Focuses on Young Men

    August 2, 2010 6:03 AM

    ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (AP) - To resuscitate the economic well-being of this city, the SMILE Community Action Center is trying to open avenues to education, housing and employment. Nakeisha Pierce, who has worked with SMILE since January, said the center recently launched two new initiatives the Family Mentoring Program and... 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 »
  • Food banks go high-tech to help

    November 30, 2009 9:14 AM

    SEATTLE (AP) - Food banks are known for providing a helping hand to those who need it. But these days, those community pantries are getting a helping hand from technology. Food banks are taking advantage of things like databases, bar coding, GPS tracking and automated warehouses as they share their... more »
  • Local Company Provides Free Home Care to Veterans

    November 9, 2009 2:30 PM

    A First Name Basis Home Care, founded in Lafayette with offices in New Orleans, Mandeville and Baton Rouge, provides non-medical home care to its clients. The company assists seniors with their daily needs in their homes, often avoiding placement in assisted livings or nursing homes. A company sponsored program... more »

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