Date:May 4, 2009
Contact:Public Relations @ (225) 342-3035

La. Workforce Commission Providing Services to Shaw Workers in West Monroe

WEST MONROE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Rapid Response Team is conducting orientation sessions today and will open a transition center on Wednesday, May 6, to provide services for the 202 workers who will lose their jobs when Shaw Process Fabricators closes its West Monroe facility on June 27.

The transition center will be located at Shaw’s facility at 800 New Natchitoches Rd.

Services to be provided include job placement assistance, job counseling, job search workshops, labor market information, résumé preparation assistance, interview preparation, online job search assistance, veterans’ assistance information, occupational retraining, trade adjustment assistance, debt counseling, out-of-area job search assistance, relocation assistance, on-the-job training, unemployment insurance and other supportive services as needed.

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

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