Louisiana Workforce Commission Unemployment Insurance Claimant's Menu - Individuals who are unemployed may register online or via telephone for benefits, re-open a previous claim, change contact information, and keep track of benefit payments.
If you are entertaining the thought of relocating, the following links will allow you to compare cost of living expenses between two cities.
Bankrate.com - Provides a very in depth estimated comparison of expenses you might incur in a new location. However, the only city listed for LA is New Orleans.
CNNMoney.com - Presents a basic cut & dry comparison tool for relocation
Apprenticeship opportunities Louisiana Workforce Commission offers information about apprenticeships, mostly in-state and some national.
Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWTP) is a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC), business and industry, and training providers. The IWTP is designed to benefit business and industry by assisting in the skill development of existing employees and thereby increasing employee productivity and the growth of the company. These improvements are expected to result in the creation of new jobs, the retention of jobs that otherwise may have been eliminated, and an increase in wages for trained workers. The program is funded by a portion of Unemployment Insurance (UI) tax contributions dedicated solely for customized training.
Education Services - Here you can find a suitable training or educational program, as well as information on training providers and schools.
Become a Teacher - LRCE has formed the Certification Solutions in an effort to offer talented individuals the opportunity to gain fast-track certification while teaching.
The LA Licensing Guide provides a comprehensive listing of almost every occupation that requires a license or special certification. Includes contact information and license requirements, and basic information about each field.
Learning Express - Provides skill building resources and practice test for G.E.D., A.C.T., S.A.T., and many specific occupational tests. Available through your local public library.
Homework Louisiana - In addition to providing homework help, Homework Louisiana is also available for adults to study for G.E.D., prepare for standardized tests or just improve basic skills. Live tutors are available Sunday-Thursday 2-10 p.m. for any resident of LA, as well as a Skills Center that is available 24/7.
WorkReady U - Adult literacy services and high school equivalency information.