Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) News

Louisiana Workforce Agency to Get $3.45M to Boost Apprenticeships, Job Growth

The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) will receive $3.45 million from U.S. Department of Labor to support the expansion of its registered apprenticeship programs. The funding received, is part of the USDOL’s “Building State Capacity to Expand Apprenticeship through Innovation” grant, …

In Louisiana, 1 Month of Unemployment Benefits – 302K Claimants, $561.3M Paid

Between March 22 and April 22, Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) paid out $561,358,411 in total benefits to over 302,000 Louisianians whose employment has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. By comparison, in all of 2019 LWC paid a total of …

Louisiana Adds More Jobs Year-Over-Year; Baton Rouge, Hammond MSAs Set Records

Preliminary data released by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) shows that the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, metropolitan statistical area (MSA) set another nonfarm employment record at 415,200 jobs for November 2019, according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission. The Hammond …

BLS Survey Shows Louisiana Workplaces Among the Safest in 2017

According to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) survey, Louisiana remained one of the safest states in which to work, the Louisiana Workforce Commission reported. The state’s rate of non-fatal accidents and injuries has continually decreased over the past …

Louisiana Adds Jobs for 14 Straight Months

Over the course of 14 months, Louisiana has added tens of thousands of jobs, according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission. According to information released on Dec. 21 by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment increased …

LWC’s Office of Workers’ Comp Administration Adds Lee as Fraud Manager

Darrick Lee, a licensed attorney in both Louisiana and Texas, has been appointed fraud manager in the Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration (OWCA) at the Louisiana Workforce Commission. Lee has 13 years of civil service experience. Prior to this appointment, …

Worker Injury Incidence Rate in Louisiana in 2016 Among the Lowest

The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) reports that the rate of nonfatal work-related injuries and illnesses among Louisiana’s private sector employers remained steady in 2016, according to a federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) survey. The state’s rate of non-fatal accidents …

Louisiana Work-Related Fatalities Decreased in 2016

The number of work-related fatalities in Louisiana decreased in 2016, despite an uptick in work-related deaths nationally that year, according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission. Citing the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, the LWC …

Louisiana Employment Picture Improves with Large Job Gains

Seasonally adjusted data for the month of May shows that total nonfarm employment gained 10,500 jobs over the month in Louisiana for a new figure of 1,983,200, according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC). This is the largest over the …

Kellar Named Workers’ Comp Director at Louisiana Workforce Commission

Sheral Kellar has been appointed director of the Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration at the Louisiana Workforce Commission. Kellar, a licensed attorney with more than 25 years of experience in labor, employment and workers’ compensation law and most recently the …