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Date:September 17, 2019
Contact:Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

LWC to host DCFS, OMV recruiting events in Denham Springs on Sept. 18

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. – On Wednesday, September 18, job seekers in Livingston Parish will have the opportunity to attend informational sessions for jobs available with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) as part of a series of state-agency recruitment events held in Louisiana this month.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) has teamed up with local workforce development boards and American Job Centers to hold nine (9) state-agency recruiting events in the month of September. The upcoming event includes four (4) sessions to be held at 10:00 a.m.,11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Denham Springs Library – Walker Branch, 8108 U.S. Highway 190, Denham Springs, LA 70726.

“The LWC aims to put all Louisianans to work, and that includes those living in rural parishes,” said LWC Secretary Ava Dejoie. “Public-sector employment provides numerous benefits for workers, including excellent benefits, State holidays and much more. When state agencies collaborate to create meaningful initiatives that help people find these jobs, it’s a win-win for Louisiana residents.”

LWC employees will be on hand at the event to offer Civil Service testing tips, job application instructions and job-search assistance in HiRE – or Helping Individuals Reach Employment – the LWC’s online job-search tool. Event attendees are encouraged to register in HiRE at www.laworks.net, and visit jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov to search Louisiana Civil Service for job openings, testing information, sample test questions and information for Veterans or job seekers with disabilities.

Job seekers who attend the sessions are also encouraged to dress professionally and to bring valid identification, as well as their rèsumès.

Need rèsumè assistance? The LWC is ready to help Louisiana residents polish their rèsumès via 62 one-stop American Job Centers (AJC) all across the state, including one in Livingston Parish at 29565 S. Magnolia St., Suite 1, Livingston, LA, 70754. Visitors can learn about available LWC services for individuals – including Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA), the Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments (RESEA) program and Work Experience programs – as well as LWC programs that benefit both employers and workers – such as the Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWTP). Last year, employers such as DSLD Homes in Denham Springs and Gaines Concrete Products in Holden received more than $293,000 in IWTP funds, allowing them to upgrade the skills of 255 existing workers and create nine (9) new jobs.

Visit www.laworks.net for information about these and other LWC programs and services, a full list of one-stops in Louisiana and more.

About the Louisiana Workforce Commission

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is an agency of state government that administers programs designed to enhance workforce growth and provide family-sustaining jobs for Louisiana residents. The commission monitors employment, administers unemployment compensation and tax funds, provides training resources for employers and employees and oversees worker compensation benefits. The agency also gathers and supplies information on the labor market and occupational sectors in Louisiana.

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