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Play Button  Extra - 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.
Play Button  Extra - Employment Clearinghouse - Bryan Moore, with the Louisiana Workforce Commission explains the many resources available through its Laworks.net website.
Play Button  Extra - Veterans Program - Bryan Moore with the La. Workforce Commission describes the many resources available for Louisiana veterans returning to the workforce,
Play Button  Extra - Smooth Transition - Bryan Moore with the Louisiana Workforce Commission gives words of career advice to high school students.
Play Button  Extra - Programs out there - Louisiana veteran and career counselor Kenny Lynch touches on the programs available for job hunting veterans.
Play Button  Extra - Tax Credits for employing veterans - Kenny Lynch, with the LWC Veterans Program, explains the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC).
Play Button  Extra - Outreach to alumni - Southern University senior Leah Kight, explains the benefits of having technology giant IBM in the state.
Play Button  Extra - 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.

Backgrounder

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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Additional Resources

Laworks.net – 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

Sparkhound – Website for La-based IT Service Company
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     08/18 - The Power of Reading

How can we make inroads to improve adult literacy in Louisiana and champion a joy of reading from pre-school into adulthood?
The ability to read sets the foundation of who we are and what we can be. Through reading we expand our world, learn new things and increase our base of knowledge. In fact, a parent’s reading level is the greatest factor in a child’s academic success. Children who can’t read proficiently by the third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school.

In Louisiana, 20 percent of adults are illiterate – five points higher than the national rate. How is Louisiana combatting its illiteracy problem across generational lines? How can we make inroads to improve adult literacy in Louisiana and champion a joy of reading from pre-school into adulthood?

Louisiana Public Square: The Power of Reading looks for answers and explores the value of lifelong reading through the lens of the PBS series The Great American Read Wednesday, August 22 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recorded Tuesday, August 14 in the Magnolia Performing Arts Pavilion at Baton Rouge Community College.)

Our panelists are:
- Linda-Marie Barrett, Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA)
- Rebecca Hamilton, MLIS; Louisiana State Librarian
- Danny Heitman; Journalist and Louisiana author
- Miranda Restovic, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH).
- Gary Robertson; Adult Literacy Advocates

The program features interviews with John Cavalier, owner of Cavalier House Books; Gary Robertson, Executive Director of Adult Literacy Advocates; representatives from the LEH PRIME TIME intergenerational reading program, and Superintendent John White with the Louisiana Department of Education.

LPB CEO Beth Courtney and Robyn Merrick, Southern University VP of External Affairs, host the show.

Louisiana Public Square can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.

This episode of Louisiana Public Square is underwritten by Community Coffee’s Cash for Schools Program, the Louisiana Forestry Association, LSU Press and the Southern Independent Booksellers’ Authors Round the South.

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