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- Re-Employment Initiative - Bryan Moore, with the Louisiana Workforce Commission outlines a successful program the agency has created to put the unemployed to work faster.
- Employment Clearinghouse - Bryan Moore, with the Louisiana Workforce Commission explains the many resources available through its Laworks.net website.
- Veterans Program - Bryan Moore with the La. Workforce Commission describes the many resources available for Louisiana veterans returning to the workforce,
- Smooth Transition - Bryan Moore with the Louisiana Workforce Commission gives words of career advice to high school students.
- Programs out there - Louisiana veteran and career counselor Kenny Lynch touches on the programs available for job hunting veterans.
- Tax Credits for employing veterans - Kenny Lynch, with the LWC Veterans Program, explains the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC).
- Outreach to alumni - Southern University senior Leah Kight, explains the benefits of having technology giant IBM in the state.
- Curt Eysink, La. Workforce Commission Director speaks to the Rotary Club
05/14 - Job Market 2014
What does Louisiana’s employment market look like for job hunters in 2014?
The month of May heralds the end of the school semester and the entry of thousands of new college graduates into Louisiana’s job market. This year these job seekers will also be joined by hundreds of veterans returning to the state’s workforce as the military downsizes its troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. So, what does Louisiana’s employment market look like for these job hunters in 2014? What employment sectors anticipate the most growth? And are Louisiana’s college graduates and returning veterans adequately prepared for the jobs that lie ahead? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on “Job Market 2014” Wednesday, May 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB HD.
According to the Louisiana Board of Regents’ most current data, a total of 37,388 students completed two-year, four-year and higher programs in 2013. There was a slight downward trend in Associate degrees; with a slight upward trend in Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees awarded. Two-year degrees will continue to rise as enrollment at Louisiana’s community colleges and technical schools outpaces every other state, surging 72% from 2007 to 2012, according to U.S. Department of Education figures.
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– Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) website clearinghouse
La. Star Job Rankings
– La. Careers ranked by demand & salary
LWC Veterans Program
– LWC contacts around Louisiana for veterans seeking employment
Louisiana Chemical Association
– Website for group representing La.'s chemical industry
Our Lady of the Lake College
– Website for healthcare college in Baton Rouge
– Website for La-based IT Service Company
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How can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference?
According to the 2018 Louisiana Survey, when it comes to trusting news organizations, more Louisiana residents put their faith in local media than national media outlets. Despite that trust, only 36 percent of the state’s news consumers say local news deals fairly with both sides.
So, why is there so much mistrust of the news media? What role has the downsizing of traditional media played in creating a gap in coverage and possibly, community trust? Where are consumers primarily getting their news? And, how can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “News about the News” airing Wednesday, May 23 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Tuesday, May 22)
Our panelists are:
• Len Apcar, Wendell Gray Switzer Jr. Endowed Chair in Media Literacy, LSU Manship School
• Jarvis DeBerry, Deputy Opinion Editor, New Orleans Times-Picayune
• Peter Kovacs, Editor, The Advocate
• Lance Porter, Director, LSU Social Media Analysis & Creation Lab
LPB CEO, Beth Courtney and journalist and political historian, Bob Mann moderate the discussion. The program features interviews with Michael Henderson, director of the LSU Public Policy Research Lab; Ray Pingree, Associate Professor wth the LSU Manship School of Communication; John DeSantis, Senior Staff Writer for The Houma Times and Judi Terzotis, president of The Advocate
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