Louisiana Workforce Commission
Employment help offered for spill victims
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State labor officials say people who lost their jobs because of the BP oil spill disaster can receive employment services and retraining through the Louisiana Workforce Commission.
The state is trying to match skills with available jobs, train people for a new career and help with starting and expanding small businesses. Officials say those who qualify can get additional help, such as child care and transportation. Displaced homemakers also can qualify.
The service is being offered in Acadia, Assumption, Evangeline, Iberia, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, St. Tammany, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, Terrebonne and Vermilion parishes.