New website geared to help unemployed oil workers
LAFAYETTE- State and local agencies have developed a website to connect the unemployed and underemployed from the battered energy sector to jobs and training for the now-hiring petrochemical and liquid natural gas plants in Louisiana.
AcadianaOpportunity.com was unveiled Monday, a website through which the unemployed can connect to jobs and, if needed, training.
Dubbed the Acadiana Workforce Opportunities Connection, the effort is a collaboration among the Lafayette Economic Development Authority, One Acadiana, Louisiana Economic Development, Louisiana Workforce Commission, South Louisiana Community College and area workforce development boards.
More than 12,000 oil and gas workers have lost jobs due to a falloff in oil prices that started in mid-2014.
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