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Date:September 16, 2008
Contact:Public Relations @ (225) 342-3035

Mobile units in storm-impacted areas to assist with Unemployment Insurance claims, job needs

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) has positioned three mobile units in south Louisiana to take new Unemployment Insurance claims and provide job search and placement services. The units are equipped with banks of computers connected by satellite to the LWC's computer systems.

On Tuesday, Sept. 16, mobile units are located in:

Mathews – Hwy. 1 at former Wal-Mart location

Thibodaux – 1309 Canal

Vacherie – 2593 Hwy. 20

Mobile units are scheduled to be open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at these locations.

The best way to file new unemployment insurance claims continues to be the LWC Web site at

Those without Internet access wishing to file new claims should call 1-866-259-6345 or 1-800-957-1605. The call center will operate from 6 a.m. - 10 p.m., seven days a week until further notice.

For those who have already filed a claim and wish to file for continued weekly benefits, LWC officials recommend they call any of the Easy Call numbers or submit their requests via the Web at

People who have issues with their claims should call the commission’s usual toll-free line, 1-866-783-5567, to have them resolved.

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