- Full Program
- 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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Is Louisiana a Sportsman’s Paradise or Problem?
For decades Louisiana has proclaimed itself as the “Sportsman’s Paradise.” But for today’s hunters, changes to Louisiana’s landscape have caused a decline in the quality of the state’s deer habitat and smaller game. For coastal fishermen, private property rights often unduly restrict access to waters that are considered public in any other state.
Louisiana Public Square
explores some of the challenges that the state’s hunters and anglers face on “Louisiana: Sportsman’s Paradise or Problem?” Wednesday, November 22 at 7p.m. on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Tuesday, November 21)
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