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  • Woman recalls terrifying encounter with WBR work release inmate Play Video

    June 29, 2017 11:36 AM

    PLAQUEMINE- A West Baton Rouge Parish work release inmate is under arrest Thursday morning in Iberville Parish, after investigators say he broke into a house and beat up a woman. The incident occurred around 9 a.m., according to Plaquemine Police Chief Kenny Payne. Investigators said... more »
  • West Baton Rouge inmate captured after walking off job site Play Video

    April 26, 2017 2:26 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE – A West Baton Rouge work release inmate who walked off his job this week was captured Wednesday morning. The inmate, Michael Allen, was working at Fluker Farms when he walked off the job around 6 :30 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the West Baton Rouge... more »
  • 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 »
  • West Baton Rouge work release inmate captured in Oklahoma

    March 1, 2017 12:22 PM

    UPDATE: U.S. Marshals confirmed that David Graham was captured in Oklahoma Friday morning, two days after he escaped from West Baton Rouge Parish. BATON ROUGE- The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for another work release inmate that apparently walked off of a job site this... more »
  • La. education superintendent gets 'favorable' job evaluation

    August 10, 2016 2:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's top school board has given state Superintendent of Education John White a positive job evaluation, but no more job security than the month-to-month deal he's had since the new board's term began in January. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education reviewed White's performance in a... more »
  • 'Ban the box' bill passes House committee Play Video

    April 20, 2016 3:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bipartisan push to prevent state employers from asking job applicants about criminal histories until after interviews has received House committee backing. Rep. C. Denise Marcelle, a Baton Rouge Democrat, says her "ban the box" bill joins a national movement to employ former inmates. “We need... more »
  • One man with a clear sign gets job opportunities Play Video

    February 8, 2016 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - While waiting at the red light or a stop sign, you often times see people on the side with signs begging for money or donations, but one young man held a sign with a simple plea hoping to get something else. Jordan Morgan is 22 years old.... more »
  • Data doesn't support Jindal food stamp claim

    January 7, 2016 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal claimed the threat of kicking people off food stamps spurred them into the job market, but data released Thursday shows that's not exactly accurate. In October the Jindal administration announced 61,000 able-bodied adults had 3 months to find work or lose food stamps.... more »
  • Miles' future at LSU unknown as Tigers tussle with Texas A&M

    November 27, 2015 2:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - What is supposed to be Senior Day at Tiger Stadium is bound to take on an air of "Les Miles Day," no matter how much the embattled coach would rather the focus be on his players when LSU hosts Texas A&M on Saturday night. Speculation that... more »
  • Miles addresses firing rumors at press conference Play Video

    November 23, 2015 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Les Miles said there may be a discussion coming about his status as LSU's head football coach, but he won't get into it until the last game of the season is behind him and his Tigers. Miles took a few minutes at the start of his... more »
  • US employers advertised fewer jobs in August

    October 16, 2015 10:32 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Labor Department says employers advertised fewer job openings in August and kept hiring flat. Job openings slid to 5.4 million in August from a record high 5.7 million in July. Hiring was little-changed at 5.1 million. The number of people quitting jobs - a measure of confidence... more »
  • Weekly unemployment insurance claims decrease

    August 7, 2015 11:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Aug. 1 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 2,479 from the previous week's total of 2,510. For the comparable week a year earlier,... more »
  • WBR schools revamp tech classes Play Video

    July 23, 2015 7:39 PM

    PORT ALLEN - New programs at high schools in West Baton Rouge Parish District will help students get skilled jobs. The district is revamping its technical classes to meet skills desired by area businesses and industries. The new classes will focus on math and science, benefiting students going to college... more »
  • Weekly unemployment insurance claims hold steady

    July 10, 2015 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending July 4 remained the same from the previous week's total of 2,707. For the comparable week a year earlier, the state department of labor said Friday there were 2,301 claims. Construction had the largest decrease in... more »
  • Weekly unemployment insurance claims decrease

    July 6, 2015 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending June 27 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Monday show the initial claims decreased to 2,707 from the previous week's total of 2,731. For the comparable week a year earlier,... more »
  • Initial unemployment claims rise

    May 15, 2015 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state labor department says first-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending May 9 increased to 2,838 from the previous week's total of 2,498. For the comparable week a year earlier, there were 2,209 initial claims, officials said Friday. The four-week moving average,... more »
  • Initial unemployment claims drop in Louisiana

    May 11, 2015 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending May 2 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Monday show the initial claims decreased to 2,498 from the previous week's total of 2,737. For the comparable week a year earlier,... more »
  • National EMS Academy Play Video

    April 2, 2015 9:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE- If you're looking for a career where you can save lives and make a difference, the National EMS Academy is looking for you. They're holding informational sessions in Baton Rouge next week. Emergency Medical Technicians, or EMTs, perform a wide variety of services to people, including: CPR,... more »
  • Initial claims for unemployment fall

    February 20, 2015 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state labor department says first-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Feb. 14 decreased to 2,522 from the previous week's total of 2,939. For the comparable week a year earlier, there were 1,993 initial claims, officials said Friday. The four-week moving average,... more »
  • Initial unemployment claims rise in La.

    February 6, 2015 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending Jan. 31 increased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims increased to 2,676 from the previous week's total of 2,531. For the comparable week a year earlier,... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Cop admits picture shows fellow officer asleep on the job Play Video

    November 6, 2014 11:21 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - At a city Civil Service Commission hearing Thursday, a Denham Springs police officer admitted that one of the department's sergeants was photographed sleeping at his desk . The commission is investigating allegations that Sgt. Russell Munsell has a drug problem and complaints about his issues are... more »
  • US awards $450M to link job training to industry

    September 29, 2014 5:07 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Obama administration is awarding nearly a half-billion dollars to community colleges that are partnering with employers on job training. Massasoit Community College in Massachusetts and Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley Technical College are the largest recipients and will each get about $20 million. A Maryland program will receive... more »
  • Free welding training offered in capital area Play Video

    September 23, 2014 6:20 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A growing need for skilled trade workers has one company paying for the education of more than 100 students in Louisiana. Praxair is offering a free program to local students that will provide the tools and education students need to get certified in welding. It's an... more »
  • New Orleans mayor to announce new jobs plan

    September 8, 2014 3:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is planning to announce a new comprehensive strategy to connect disadvantaged job seekers and businesses. A City Hall press release says The Economic Opportunity Strategy being announced Monday will partner with local training providers, social service agencies, and community advocates, as well... more »
  • Hundreds visit La. job-matching site

    August 20, 2014 6:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials say more than 700 job seekers visited the Louisiana's new online service for matching employers' needs with workers' skills. On Monday, LouisianaJobConnection.com became available for the first time to job applicants. By that time, LJC Executive Director Kristi Barnett Williams says more than 600 employers... more »
  • Newly released inmates get new suits

    July 20, 2014 6:45 PM

    JACKSON- A new program is offering inmates a a leg up for their reentry to society. The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections is having their 7th annual national suit drive. They partnered with Men's Warehouse and Refined by Fire Ministries. The goal is to prepare men... more »

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