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  • 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 »
  • 60,000 jobs needed in Louisiana through 2015 Play Video

    June 10, 2014 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than 60,000 jobs are needed in Louisiana, by next year. The Louisiana Workforce Commission announced the top industries for job growth in the state, construction and engineering are at the top of that list. Through 2015, those two industries alone are expected to grow by... more »
  • Welders filling skilled worker void Play Video

    February 4, 2014 6:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The state is helping Baton Rouge Community college fill a void for 80,000 construction workers in the next two years through the college's welding programs. BRCC has more than 400 students enrolled in its welding programs each year and a growing waiting list. "I really want... more »
  • Fobbs' hiring at Grambling approved by UL board

    December 6, 2013 2:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Grambling State University's hiring of new football coach Broderick Fobbs has been approved by the University of Louisiana System governing board. Fobbs will receive a $195,000 annual salary. The board unanimously agreed Friday to his selection and praised the hiring, which university leaders hope can improve a... more »
  • La. hiring contractor to remove explosive material

    September 13, 2013 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana will hire an outside contractor to get rid of 18 million pounds of military propellant that was improperly stored at Camp Minden. State lawmakers have agreed to let the state Military Department use federal money to pay for the contract to remove the explosive materials, whose discovery... more »
  • A switch at Ford

    July 23, 2013 7:55 PM

    DEARBORN, MICHIGAN- Ford says its hiring 800 more engineers, computer specialists and other white collar workers in the U.S., which is a reversal of what happened in 2006. U.S. auto sales are up and when the company restructured in 2006 through 2009, it lost 13,000 employees. Some have returned but... more »
  • Stock market rises after strong US jobs report

    July 5, 2013 8:53 AM

    NEW YORK- Robust hiring in the U.S. is boosting the stock market in early trading. The government says employers added 195,000 jobs in June. Economists had predicted a gain of 165,000. The unemployment rate remained at 7.6 percent. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 76 points, or 0.5 percent,... more »
  • Job fair today for positions at Geismar plant

    April 25, 2013 10:57 AM

    GEISMAR - A chemical company with expansion plans in Geismar scheduled a job fair today for potential hires. Methanex Corp. is building a new methanol production facility which will open by the end of 2014. The facility will have 135 permanent, full-time jobs in a variety of positions around... more »
  • US unemployment falls, jobs added

    March 8, 2013 8:04 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. employers ramped up hiring in February, adding 236,000 jobs and pushing the unemployment rate down to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent in January. Stronger hiring shows businesses are confident about the economy, despite higher taxes and government spending cuts. The government's February employment report was filled with... more »
  • US economy adds 155K jobs, rate stays at 7.8 pct.

    January 4, 2013 3:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. job market proved resilient in December despite fears that the economy would tumble over the fiscal cliff. The Labor Department reports employers added 155,000 jobs, roughly matching the solid but unspectacular monthly pace of the past two years. The gains were not enough to reduce unemployment... more »
  • Jindal administration makes cuts across agencies Play Video

    December 14, 2012 12:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is using a mix of cuts, one-time patches and hiring freeze savings to close a nearly $166 million budget gap. Cuts are planned to doctors and hospitals that care for Medicaid patients. Programs that provide hospice care for the poor and disabled and dental... more »
  • Busy homeowners hire help for Christmas decorations Play Video

    November 29, 2012 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Some people too busy to decorate are finding more holiday cheer by hiring help to spruce up their home for the holidays. For around $300 you can kick back and sip cocoa as workers set up your lights. Some are college students looking for extra cash, while others... more »
  • Survey: New grads can expect modest rise in hiring

    November 15, 2012 8:00 AM

    Prospects for new college graduates looking for work, especially those with associate degrees, are expected to increase next year, but not so for people with MBA degrees. A new annual survey from Michigan State University's College Employment Research Institute finds employers expect a 5 percent increase in hiring of... more »
  • US employers post fewest jobs in 5 months

    November 6, 2012 12:13 PM

    UNDATED - The Labor Department says the nation's employers posted fewer job openings in September after advertising more in August than first estimated. The report suggests hiring could remain modest in the coming months. September job openings dropped by 100,000 to 3.56 million, the fewest in five months. August's openings... more »
  • Survey: US businesses added 162K jobs in September

    October 3, 2012 10:29 AM

    WASHINGTON - A private survey shows that U.S. businesses hired fewer workers in September than August, a sign that slow growth may be holding back hiring. Payroll processor ADP says companies added 162,000 jobs last month. That's below August's total of 189,000, which was revised lower. The report only covers... more »
  • Jindal continues state's partial hiring freeze

    July 11, 2012 2:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - In what is becoming an annual ritual, Gov. Bobby Jindal has again issued a partial hiring freeze on executive branch agencies in state government. The hiring freeze covers the 2012-13 fiscal year that began July 1. Most agencies will need to get approval from the... more »
  • Hiring outlook improves

    May 8, 2012 10:07 AM

    WASHINGTON - There's a new indication today that hiring could strengthen in the coming months, after slowing down during the spring. The government says U.S. companies in March posted the highest number of job openings in nearly four years. Still, more than 12.7 million people were unemployed in... more »
  • Ouachita board extends partial hiring freeze

    April 4, 2012 8:08 AM

    MONROE - The Ouachita Parish School Board will continue its partial hiring freeze through the upcoming school year and cut 80-100 teaching positions to make up for increased expenses. Board members voted unanimously Tuesday to accept recommendations by the finance committee to bring the district's budget in line. Personnel salaries... more »
  • Another month of strong hiring expected for Feb

    March 9, 2012 7:21 AM

    WASHINGTON - Economic prognosticators say the evidence suggests February was another strong hiring month and that other data point to an improving economic recovery. The economic forecasting firm FactSet says economists its surveyed think the economy had a net gain of 210,000 jobs and that the unemployment rate stayed at... more »
  • Two casinos hold job fairs for eager employees Play Video

    January 16, 2012 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two casinos in Baton Rouge are looking for eager employees at job fairs this week. The Belle of Baton Rouge will hold a job fair tomorrow from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The casino is looking to fill management positions and front-line positions. "We are going... more »
  • Friends of missing teacher want private investigator Play Video

    December 8, 2011 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's been five months since local teacher Sylviane Finch Lozada went missing. Now friends are desperate for information about the case, and say they're not getting any answers from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office. "We're in the process of hiring a private investigator to hopefully... more »
  • Toys 'R' Us Adds Holiday Jobs

    September 22, 2011 7:33 PM

    Toys 'R' Us says its beefing up its workforce for the upcoming holiday season by adding more than 40-thousand workers nationwide. Hiring started this week and will continue through November. These are seasonal jobs but Toys 'R' Us says it could result in permanent employment for some of the new... more »
  • More women climbing into big rigs than ever before

    September 14, 2011 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The truck-driving industry is on the move and heading for a sunny outlook on jobs. The industry is in need of at least 200,000 jobs this year and is expected to double that need next year, according to Suzan McCaskill at the Coastal Truck Driving School in... more »
  • Jindal continues state's partial hiring freeze

    July 7, 2011 10:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has started the new budget year by ordering a partial hiring freeze that will require most state agencies to get approval from Jindal's budget chief before adding new workers. The executive order announced Thursday, covers the 2011-12 fiscal year, which ends June 30.... more »
  • Golden arches offer golden opportunity

    April 19, 2011 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- McDonald's plans to hire 50,000 new workers to work at its U.S. restaurants. The one-day hiring spree includes crew and management positions. Chris Valluzzo, a local owner and operator of McDonald's, says the restaurants expect to interview several thousand people from the Baton Rouge area today. ... more »
  • Business survey: U.S. economy is growing, businesses hiring

    July 19, 2010 7:23 AM

    A business survey suggested the pace of U.S. economic growth is slowing but the economy did continue to grow during the second quarter of this year. The National Association for Business Economics survey said more businesses are hiring and fewer are cutting jobs. The survey, released Monday, found... more »
  • Man arrested for running a hiring scam

    May 26, 2010 6:30 AM

    Alexandria police arrested a man they say was running a hiring scam when he was meeting with potential "employees" at a local motel. Police say about 20 men were there to meet with Dereius Davis, who said he could hire them for work at the Diamond B Construction company. When... more »
  • New hiring jumps with openings up slightly

    May 11, 2010 10:25 AM

    New hiring rose to its highest level in over a year in March, while job openings rose slightly. According to the Labor Department, employers hired 4.24 million people in march, up from four million in February. In March, there were 47,000 more jobs open than in February. However, new... more »

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