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Date:June 16, 2009
Contact:Public Relations @ (225) 342-3035

La. Workforce Commission to Hold Orientation Session for Yoo-hoo Plant Workers

OPELOUSAS – The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Rapid Response Team will hold an orientation session for the 28 workers who will be laid off when the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group’s Yoo-hoo plant in Opelousas closes in late July.

The session will be Thursday, June 18, at 1:30 p.m. at 2624 Powers Street in Opelousas.

Orientation sessions are designed to inform affected employees about the services available to them through the LWC’s Rapid Response Unit.

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.

For more information, contact Greg Anders, 225-342-2934.

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