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GRAY, La. – On Thursday, September 19, job seekers in the Terrebonne Parish region 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 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Terrebonne Parish Library – North Branch, 4130 West Park Ave., Gray, LA, 70359.
“The LWC aims to put all Louisianans to work, especially in family-sustaining careers,” 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.la.works.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 located at 807 Barrow St., Houma, LA, 70380.
Visitors can also learn about available LWC services, including Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA), the Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessments (RESEA), Work Experience and Career Pathway programs, such as the Utility Line-Worker Training Program at Fletcher Technical Community College in Schriever, La. Dozens of students such as New York native and Marine Corps veteran Phillip Wall, who recently graduated from the line-worker program, have been able to find lucrative, family-sustaining, satisfying careers thanks to the LWC-Fletcher program partnership. Graduating from the program, Mr. Wall said, was “a life-changing moment.”
“It meant that I could be financially independent again,” he said. “It meant that I knew I was finally in a good spot to set me up for the future.”
In addition to individuals seeking jobs and/or training opportunities, Louisiana’s employers can find out about available initiatives as well, such as the Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWTP). Twenty-four (24) employers in the Terrebonne-Lafourche-Assumption region were awarded more than $2.97 million in IWTP funds to train nearly 3,600 existing workers and create 238 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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