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Louisiana companies, colleges partner to create earn-while-you-learn mechatronics program

Three Louisiana companies and three two-year colleges are partnering to develop a pilot mechatronics apprenticeship program to address a shortage of such workers in...

‘Business Report’ hosts free webcast: ‘Building A Stronger Business Through Diversity’

Smart business leaders know that creating inclusive, diverse workplaces isn’t just the right thing to do. Research indicates that diverse teams are more creative,...

Louisiana sheds 10,200 oilfield jobs so far in 2020

Louisiana is among five states hit hardest oilfield job cuts—shedding 10,200 jobs thus far in 2020, a federal labor report released Monday concludes. While the...

Exxon suspends employee retirement contributions

Exxon Mobil Corp is suspending the company’s contribution to the U.S. employee retirement savings plan beginning in October, Reuters reports. Exxon spokeswoman Ashley Alemayehu tells...

Raid targets Bollinger Shipyards in ‘criminal investigation’

Federal agents with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security led a raid last week on Bollinger Shipyards’ main facility on Highway 308 in Lockport...

Hydraulic fracturing company plans 273 Louisiana layoffs

A hydraulic fracturing company that has filed for bankruptcy plans to lay off 273 Louisiana workers. BJ Services has notified the Louisiana Department of Labor...

Shaw is back: McDermott sells Louisiana, other pipe fabrication assets

Shaw is back. Houston-based McDermott International Inc., which expects to emerge from bankruptcy in the second quarter, has sold the former pipe fabrication assets of...

Turner Industries closing its Corpus Christi steel pipe fabrication plant

Baton Rouge's Turner Industries Group is closing its steel pipe fabrication plant in Corpus Christi. The company told the Texas Workforce Commission in April that...

Toolbox Talks: How SpaceX and NASA don’t think about safety

On May 27, 2020, much of the world watched with anticipation as the SpaceX Falcon 9 was set to launch and carry two NASA...

Pelican ABC member companies serve 3,000 meals to Capitol Region healthcare workers and nonprofits

The Pelican Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors last week hosted Workforce Feeding Frontlines, a community event for the Merit Shop construction workforce...

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