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Insight: Does the skills gap exist in Louisiana?

The skills gap is a topic that has gained increased attention over the last 10 years. The issue described is one where potential employees...

Insight: A summer of discontent

Summer weather forecasts in south Louisiana are often not very difficult to predict: “hot, humid, with a high probability of afternoon thunderstorms.” The same...

Insight: The road to a growing and safe region is to build it

It was a hot day in July 1976, when the airplane touched down for my first introduction to Baton Rouge. My family was moving...

Insight: Environmental considerations in project development

Environmental considerations can determine the success or failure of a commercial or industrial project.  They should be carefully evaluated at the earliest planning stages...

Insight: Cracking down on misclassification, payroll fraud

The year 2017 presents a rare opportunity for the Fraud Unit of the Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration and the Office of Unemployment Insurance,...

Insight: Keeping Louisiana competitive

Louisiana’s erratic tax system places us at a perennial disadvantage when in competition to attract business investment and development. For decades now, the Legislature has...

Insight: New Year’s resolutions

It’s that time of year again, where we all make plans to enrich our lives—to become healthier, wealthier and wiser. For some, it may...

David Dismukes: Reading the tea leaves

On Nov. 30, OPEC heralded a new agreement to reduce the cartel’s collective production, in concert with many other large producing, non-OPEC states, by...

Insight: Sue or get out of the way

On Sept. 21, 2016, a letter was signed and sent by Gov. John Bel Edwards to multiple coastal parishes in the state of Louisiana...

Insight: Increasing awareness, guidance and insight among construction firms

Based on fatal occupational injuries per 100,000 full-time workers, the four most dangerous occupations are loggers, fishermen, aircraft pilots and extraction workers, according to...

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