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Play Button  Extra - 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.
Play Button  Extra - Employment Clearinghouse - Bryan Moore, with the Louisiana Workforce Commission explains the many resources available through its Laworks.net website.
Play Button  Extra - Veterans Program - Bryan Moore with the La. Workforce Commission describes the many resources available for Louisiana veterans returning to the workforce,
Play Button  Extra - Smooth Transition - Bryan Moore with the Louisiana Workforce Commission gives words of career advice to high school students.
Play Button  Extra - Programs out there - Louisiana veteran and career counselor Kenny Lynch touches on the programs available for job hunting veterans.
Play Button  Extra - Tax Credits for employing veterans - Kenny Lynch, with the LWC Veterans Program, explains the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC).
Play Button  Extra - Outreach to alumni - Southern University senior Leah Kight, explains the benefits of having technology giant IBM in the state.
Play Button  Extra - 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.

Backgrounder

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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Laworks.net – 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

Sparkhound – Website for La-based IT Service Company

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