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  • Obama: US must retrain workers who lose jobs

    July 19, 2014 12:35 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says all American workers deserve to know that if they lose their jobs, their country will help them train for a better one. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says Congress has taken steps in the right direction by approving job-training legislation.... more »
  • Startup aims to poach workers at tech bus stops

    April 5, 2014 7:40 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Where some see a queue of engineers awaiting private commuter shuttles, one San Francisco startup sees an opportunity to lure talent from top Silicon Valley tech firms. Software company Bigcommerce has spent the last two weeks trying to recruit talent from San Francisco's numerous techie shuttle... more »
  • 160 law enforcement workers set for La. Marathon

    January 17, 2014 9:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - More than 160 law enforcement agents will be on hand throughout the racecourse of this weekend's Louisiana Marathon, a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. The Advocate reports that a marathon official said no credible threats have been received leading up to Sunday's event, which comes... more »
  • UPS to hire 55,000 seasonal workers in US

    October 25, 2013 8:59 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) - UPS will be hiring 55,000 U.S. seasonal workers to help with an increase in volume over the holiday season. The world's biggest package delivery company said Friday that it foresees peak season daily volume rising 8 percent this year. Its peak day for holiday pickups will be... more »
  • Coast Guard Calls Off Search for Missing Workers After Platform Fire

    November 17, 2012 10:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard on Saturday evening called off its search for two workers missing after an explosion and fire on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico a day earlier. Four others workers were badly burned in the blaze, which evoked memories of the deadly... more »
  • Baton Rouge workers arrested in gasoline thefts

    October 3, 2012 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police have arrested four East Baton Rouge Parish Department of Public Works employees accused of stealing gasoline from city-parish fueling stations while refueling government vehicles. In a news release received by The Advocate from Mayor-President Kip Holden's office, Ensley Joseph, Rodney Maxwell, Joyce Gatlin and... more »
  • 2 Jetson workers placed on leave

    July 10, 2012 7:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State officials say two unnamed employees at Jetson Center for Youth have been placed on administrative leave following the escape and capture of two juveniles from the secure facility in Baker. Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice Deputy Secretary Mary Livers said at a news conference... 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 »
  • Monroe workers benefit from surplus

    May 2, 2012 10:11 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo said the city's continued good financial standing means he'll be able to give 2 percent pay raises to all eligible employees for the third year in a row. The News-Star reports the raise has already been accounted for in the fiscal 2012-2013... more »
  • New owner keeping all Ruston hospital workers

    August 4, 2011 10:55 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - An official at a Ruston hospital for long-term, acute-care patients says its new owners are keeping all 278 workers there and at satellite locations in Farmerville and Homer. LifeCare Holdings of Plano, Texas, closed a deal to buy North Louisiana Specialty Hospital this week. Director of... more »
  • Krotz Springs Refinery Workers Burned on the Job

    June 25, 2011 7:04 PM

    In Krotz Springs, two workers at an oil refinery were hospitalized today after being burned on the job. This happen around noon-time on Saturday at the Alon facility on South Levee Road. It's still unclear exactly what happened but the company's spokesperson, Blake Lewis says two workers received burns after... more »
  • Radiation Near Japan Reactors Too High for Workers

    April 18, 2011 11:22 AM

    TOKYO (AP) - A pair of thin robots on treads sent to explore buildings inside Japan's crippled nuclear reactor came back Monday with disheartening news: Radiation levels are far too high for repair crews to go inside. Nevertheless, officials remained hopeful they can stick to their freshly minted "roadmap" for... more »
  • Workers to Be Honored for Rescues After Rig Blast

    April 15, 2011 6:01 AM

    BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) - Crew members of a supply vessel that was tethered to the Deepwater Horizon when the rig exploded last year are set to be honored at a Coast Guard awards ceremony for helping rescue blast survivors. About a dozen crew members from the Damon B. Bankston... more »
  • Helicopter Crash in Gulf

    March 24, 2011 11:19 PM

    Three workers were rescued Thursday evening after the helicopter they were in tipped into the Gulf of Mexico. The chopper is owned by Lafayette based company, PHI. Witnesses said the chopper was leaving an oil platform in Main Pass, in Plaquemines Parish, when it happened. The helicopter is... more »
  • Casino workers may get oil spill funds

    March 4, 2011 8:08 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The group charged with administrating BP's $20 billion Gulf oil spill fund says it will start processing claims from casino workers next week. Kenneth Feinberg, the Washington lawyer who oversees the fund, said Friday through a spokeswoman that the Gulf Coast Claims Facility will begin processing... more »
  • 2 woman working at a Tennessee post office were shot and killed Monday

    October 18, 2010 12:45 PM

    HENNING, Tenn. (AP) - Two women working at a West Tennessee post office were shot and killed Monday during a possible robbery attempt, authorities said. The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department told The Associated Press that the shooting happened Monday morning at the post office in Henning. Officers are searching... more »
  • E-mail urges GOHSEP workers to support amendment

    October 1, 2010 9:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An employee at the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness e-mailed her fellow employees Friday, 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... more »
  • Health Agency Workers to be Furloughed

    September 17, 2010 10:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Officials say some 250 employees of a local state agency that treats mental health and addictive disorders will be furloughed for seven days without pay to avoid a $518,000 deficit. Capital Area Human Service District Executive Director Jan Kasofsky says, that the move is being... more »
  • Cuba Says It Will Fire Half A Million State Workers

    September 13, 2010 1:00 PM

    HAVANA (AP) - Cuba says it will fire at least half a million state workers by mid-2011 and will free up private enterprise to help them find new work - radically remaking employment on the communist island. The layoffs will start immediately and run through the first half of next... more »
  • Gov't: 23K Workers Affected by Gulf Oil Drill Ban

    August 21, 2010 4:10 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A six-month ban on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico would directly put more than 9,000 people out of work and indirectly affect another 14,000 jobs, according to a memo from the nation's top drilling regulator. The federal document, which weighed the economic impact and alternatives... more »
  • Mexican workers for TDOT contractor claim abuse

    August 12, 2010 9:29 PM

    SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) - A Mexican guest worker says a landscaping company with Tennessee state contracts and a federal stimulus loan guarantee held him and fellow workers like indentured servants, confiscating their passports and subjecting them to constant surveillance by managers who were often armed. Hilario Razura Jimenez said in... more »
  • State Workers Charged With Theft of More than $50,000 in Food Stamp Benefits

    August 11, 2010 11:18 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A sixth defendant has pleaded guilty in the federal government's ongoing investigation into disaster food stamp fraud. Dorothy Reedom, who had worked for the Department of Social Services' Office of Family Support in St. Mary Parish, pleaded guilty Monday to theft of public money, property or... more »
  • Bill Passed to Prevent Layoffs of Teachers, Police and Other Public Workers

    August 5, 2010 12:40 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Legislation long sought by Democrats to prevent layoffs of tens of thousands of teachers, police and other public workers has passed the Senate. The bill would help states and local school boards deal with severe budget problems. It would preserve the jobs of perhaps 300,000 public employees... more »
  • $100 million Fund For Workers Struggling Because Of Moratorium

    July 30, 2010 12:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP says it has picked a charitable foundation in Louisiana to administer a $100 million fund for oil workers struggling because of a federal moratorium on deepwater drilling. The Rig Worker Assistance Fund will be administered through the Gulf Coast Restoration and Protection Foundation, an affiliate... more »
  • Louisiana Foundation will Administer Oil Workers Fund

    July 30, 2010 10:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP says it has picked a charitable foundation in Louisiana to administer a $100 million fund for oil workers struggling because of a federal moratorium on deepwater drilling. The Rig Worker Assistance Fund will be administered through the Gulf Coast Restoration and Protection Foundation, an affiliate... more »
  • BP Handing "Feel Free To Talk" Cards To All 40,000 Oil Clean Up Workers

    July 2, 2010 3:30 PM

    GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - BP PLC says it's handing out cards to all 40,000 of its cleanup workers telling them they can talk to the media - but only if they want to. The message on the small cards? "Feel Free to Talk." The oil giant, stung by footage... more »
  • Grand Isle Doing Checks on Spill Workers

    July 2, 2010 6:17 AM

    GRAND ISLE La. (AP) - The influx of oil-spill workers to this barrier island has Police Chief Euris DuBois uneasy. DuBois said Thursday that he received 450 names and birth dates of clean-up workers and has begun running background checks on them. "We have people living in these houses, in... 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 »
  • 2 Oil Workers Widows Asking Congress To Repeal Old Law

    June 7, 2010 1:51 PM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - The widows of two workers killed in the Gulf of Mexico oil rig explosion are calling on Congress to repeal a 90-year-old law that limits the amount of money survivors can recover in the deaths of family members. Natalie Roshto of Liberty, Miss., and Courtney Kemp... more »
  • Families Of The 11 Workers Killed Will Visit White House Next Week

    June 4, 2010 6:23 PM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - The families of the 11 workers killed when the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf will visit the White House next week. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs made the announcement to reporters traveling with President Barack Obama as he toured the Gulf... more »
  • Erin Brockovich Will Travel To LA Coast Next Week To Investigate Claims

    June 3, 2010 6:14 PM

    GULF COAST - Erin Brockovich will travel to the Louisiana coast next week to investigate claims by workers hired by BP that oil spill clean-up efforts have made them seriously ill. Brockovich will also meet with residents, property owners and local businesses that have been economically impacted by the Gulf... more »
  • First-Aid Tent on Grand Isle for Oil Spill Workers

    June 1, 2010 9:34 AM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - West Jefferson Medical Center has set up a first-aid tent on Grand Isle to treat oil spill workers, and the federal government has sent a mobile medical unit to Venice. West Jeff spokeswoman Taslin (TAHZ-lin) Alfonzo says the hospital's tent will be open from 6... more »
  • 'Flotels' Await Oil Spill Cleanup Workers on Gulf

    June 1, 2010 7:43 AM

    PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) - The 40-foot-long corrugated steel boxes, resembling oversized white shipping containers, are stacked two high and three wide atop a barge at Port Fourchon, the oil industry's hub on the Gulf of Mexico. The words "Martin Quarters" painted in black offer the only clue that they're... more »
  • 2 Workers From Oil Rig Explosion Told Congress Company Cut Corners

    May 27, 2010 5:24 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Two workers injured when an oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico tell Congress that the companies in charge of the doomed drilling operation cut corners and neglected maintenance in a race toward higher profits. Laborer Stephen Stone told the House Judiciary Committee Thursday that the... more »
  • Seven Oil Cleanup Workers Hospitalized

    May 27, 2010 11:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Seven oil cleanup workers remained hospitalized Thursday after they reported dizziness, severe headaches and nausea while working on boats in Louisiana coastal waters. West Jefferson Medical Center spokeswoman Taslin Alfonso said doctors believe the likely cause is chemical irritation and dehydration from long hours working in... more »
  • Transocean Workers Say They Were Told To Deny Being Hurt

    May 11, 2010 2:12 PM

    Workers aboard an exploding offshore drilling platform were told to sign statements denying they were hurt or witnessed the blast that rocked the rig, killed 11 and spewed millions of gallons of oil into the ocean, their attorneys said Tuesday. Survivors floated for hours in life boats in... more »
  • 3 Workers Who Survived Oil Rig Explosion File Lawsuit

    May 4, 2010 4:30 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - Three workers who survived an explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico have filed a lawsuit claiming they were kept floating in lifeboats at sea for more than 10 hours. The lawsuit filed in Galveston, Texas, says the men couldn't even call home to... more »
  • 11 Workers Missing May Have Been Unable to Escape

    April 22, 2010 4:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Eleven workers missing from an offshore oil platform may not have escaped after a massive explosion, officials said Thursday. Crews continued to search by air and water for those missing from the Deepwater Horizon, which burned for nearly a day before sinking into the Gulf... more »
  • Evacuated Workers Missing After Oil Rig Explosion

    April 21, 2010 6:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says at least 11 people are missing and seven hurt after an explosion and fire at an oildrilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana. The rig -- which is still burning -- is owned by Transocean Ltd. of Houston. Spokesman... more »
  • Offshore rigs restore production following Ida

    November 10, 2009 2:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are reboarding platforms and rigs and restoring production following Tropical Storm Ida. The Minerals Management Service's Continuity of Operations Plan team is monitoring the operators' activities. This team will be activated until operations return to normal. ... more »

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