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  • Home Depot in Denham Springs to hold hiring event

    March 21, 2017 6:08 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – The Home Depot in Denham Springs is hosting a hiring event for 30 job openings at the store. The hiring event is a part of a nationwide effort to hire more associates to gear up for spring, the store's busiest season. Openings include cashier, freight,... more »
  • Hiring event for flood victims in Tangipahoa and Livingston parishes

    October 18, 2016 4:09 PM

    The Louisiana Workforce Commission will be hosting a hiring event to employ workers who were displaced by the August flood. Workers will be able to apply for Tangipahoa and Livingston parish debris removal services as well as other cleanup opportunities in the area. In order to qualify for... more »
  • 12 health centers share $4M in federal funds for dental care

    June 17, 2016 9:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Twelve health centers in Louisiana will share $4.3 million in federal funds targeted at increasing access to dental health care in the state by hiring more specialists to see more underserved patients. Five of the centers are in the New Orleans area, two in Baton Rouge and... more »
  • Wildlife and Fisheries seeking new agents

    June 8, 2016 11:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is looking for people who want to be field agents. It's taking applications through June for up to 23 cadets. The six-month class begins in September at the Waddill Outdoor Education Center in Baton Rouge. The Law Enforcement Division's head,... more »
  • US hiring falls to worst in 5 years; rate drops to 4.7 pct.

    June 3, 2016 9:03 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. hiring plunged in May to its lowest level in more than 5 years, a sign that employers turned cautious after the economy barely expanded in the first three months of the year. The Labor Department says employers added just 38,000 jobs last month, the fewest since September... more »
  • Paychex announces 100-job expansion in Baton Rouge

    May 26, 2016 3:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Payroll and HR services company Paychex has announced a 100-job expansion for its operations in Baton Rouge. Gov. John Bel Edwards and Paychex Senior Vice President of Service John Gibson made the announcement Thursday. Paychex is a provider of human capital management solutions for payroll, human... more »
  • Claims for jobless aid reach highest level since early 2015

    May 12, 2016 9:14 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Labor Department says the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since February 2015, more sobering news for the labor market after a disappointing April jobs report. Applications for jobless aid rose by 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 294,000. The... more »
  • Survey: US businesses add jobs at slowest pace in 3 years

    May 4, 2016 9:23 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. companies added jobs at the slowest pace in three years in April, a private survey found, a sign that slower growth and volatile financial markets could weigh on hiring. Payroll processor ADP says that businesses added 156,000 jobs in April, down from 194,000 in March. Manufacturers shed... more »
  • Unemployment rates fall in 27 US states amid broad hiring

    December 18, 2015 11:15 AM

    WASHINGTON - Unemployment rates fell in more than half of U.S. states in November as employers stepped up hiring. The Labor Department says jobless rates fell in 27 states, rose in 11, and were unchanged in 12 states. Employers added jobs in 35 states, while employment fell in 14. Montana's... more »
  • More than half of US states report job losses in September

    October 20, 2015 11:03 AM

    WASHINGTON - Most U.S. states reported jobs losses in September as slowing growth has weighed on hiring nationwide in the past two months. The Labor Department says hiring increased in just 20 states last month, the fewest since March. Twenty-seven states lost jobs and three reported no change. Still, unemployment... more »
  • Denham Springs looking to hire police officers Play Video

    September 30, 2015 5:58 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Denham Springs Police Department wants to hire more reserve police officers to patrol the streets of the city. Right now, the police department has five reserve officers. Denham Springs Mayor Gerard Landry wants to eventually have reserves riding in two-man units, especially on weekends. That way... more »
  • US hiring reaches six-month high in June; quits also rise

    August 12, 2015 11:23 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. employers filled more of their available jobs in June, evidence that steady if modest economic growth is putting more Americans to work. The Labor Department says total hiring rose 2.3 percent to 5.18 million in June, the highest in six months and second-highest total since the... more »
  • Number of US job openings jumped to a 15-year high in April

    June 9, 2015 11:27 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. employers advertised the most open jobs in April than at any time in the 15 years that the government has tracked the data, a sign that this year's steady hiring will likely continue. The Labor Department says the number of open jobs at the end of April... more »
  • Unemployment rates fell in 23 US states in April

    May 27, 2015 10:56 AM

    WASHINGTON - Unemployment rates fell in 23 U.S. states in April as hiring rebounded nationwide from weak job gains the previous month. The Labor Department says that 11 states reported a higher unemployment rate than in March, while 16 states saw no change. Forty states gained jobs, and 9 states... more »
  • La. unemployment rate improves even as payrolls fall

    April 21, 2015 2:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's unemployment rate continued to fall in March, even as employer payrolls fell. The state's jobless rate fell to 6.6 percent from 6.7 percent in February. That's well above the 5.5 percent the state recorded in March 2014. Unemployment has declined over the past three months as... more »
  • Study: MLB racial and gender hiring numbers remain stagnant

    April 15, 2015 3:06 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Major League Baseball maintained its grades for its racial and gender hiring practices, while its percentage of African-American players remained only slightly above a study's low set in the 2007 season. That's according to the annual report issued Wednesday by Richard Lapchick's Institute for Diversity and Ethics... more »
  • Initial La. unemployment claims fall

    April 6, 2015 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state labor department says first-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending March 28 decreased to 2,622 from the previous week's total of 2,723. For the comparable week a year earlier, there were 1,985 initial claims, officials said Monday. The four-week moving average,... more »
  • Unemployment rates fall in 42 US states amid broad hiring

    January 27, 2015 10:04 AM

    WASHINGTON - Unemployment rates fell in 42 U.S. states last month, the latest sign that strong hiring is boosting job opportunities nationwide. The Labor Department said Tuesday that rates rose in just four states last month and were unchanged in four others. Job gains remained healthy in states with large... more »
  • Job availability at an all-time high in state Play Video

    December 5, 2014 6:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Labor Department said 2014 is "on track" to being strongest year for hiring since 1999. Job hiring in Louisiana is no different. According to the Louisiana Workforce Commission, there are more jobs this year than at any other point in the state's history. ... more »
  • US job openings rising in August as hiring falls

    October 7, 2014 10:24 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. employers advertised the most job openings in nearly 14 years during August, yet their pace of hiring fell compared to July. The Labor Department says that available jobs rose 230,000 to 4.84 million in August. Restaurants, hotels and health care providers drove much of the increase, which... more »
  • Job openings in June hit 13-year-plus high

    August 12, 2014 10:01 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. employers in June advertised the most monthly job openings in more than 13 years. The Labor Department says that employers posted 4.67 million jobs in June, up 2.1 percent from May's total of 4.58 million. The number of advertised openings was the highest since February 2001, a... more »
  • Bizarre council debate rattles nerves, accomplishes nothing Play Video

    July 23, 2014 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The situation at Wednesday evening's council meeting, where a debate over a proposed fairness ordinance took over just about the entire meeting time, quickly turned bizarre. Testimony from people on both sides of the issue that would protect gay, transgender and veterans from discrimination on various fronts... more »
  • The fairness ordinance Play Video

    July 23, 2014 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There was no vote Wednesday night dealing with a fairness ordinance that would protect gays from certain kinds of discrimination. The council meeting reached it's required legal ending before a vote could happen. Leading up to the end, City Hall was filled to capacity with... more »

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