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Date:June 13, 2011
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Workforce Commission Providing Services to Ingalls Shipbuilding Workers in Avondale

AVONDALE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Rapid Response team will be offering re-adjustment and job counseling services to 71 dislocated workers at the Avondale facility of Ingalls Shipbuilding (formerly Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding).

The facility, one of Louisiana’s largest employers, is slated for closure in 2013.

The LWC’s Rapid Response team has provided re-employment services to dislocated Avondale workers for the past year, including holding 19 worker orientation sessions.

Half-hour worker orientation sessions will be held on Tuesday, June 14, beginning at 8 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sessions will take place on site at the facility’s training center located off LA 18 on Highway 541 in Avondale.

Résumé preparation, interview skills and job search workshops will be held on Wednesday, June 15. Two sessions will be offered, beginning at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Each session should last approximately 90 minutes.

In addition to providing Rapid Response services, the LWC is currently helping the company to recruit electricians.

LWC also has partnered with United Way in Greater New Orleans and St. Charles Parish to ensure dislocated workers are aware of additional community programs available within each area.

Workforce Commission services are offered at no cost to the employer or participating employees.

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