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SLCC grant earmarked for industrial scaffolding, CDL, lineman training

SkillUp, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping displaced workers land in-demand jobs in high-growth industries, has awarded their first nationally-competitive grant of up to...

GBRIA recognizes winners of 2022 Safety Excellence Awards

The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance announced the winners of its 26th Annual Safety Excellence Awards during an April 14 banquet at the L’Auberge...

Lake Charles, Baton Rouge construction jobs increase significantly over past year

Lake Charles was seventh in the country in construction job growth at 3,700 jobs between March 2021 and March 2022, while Baton Rouge added...

Louisiana has become carbon capture capital of the South

Louisiana has become the carbon capture capital of the South, propelled by federal funding promoting carbon dioxide sequestration technology, a governor focused on reducing...

More blue-collar workers making the leap to tech jobs

As the labor market reorders, more Americans are making the leap from blue-collar jobs and hourly work to “new collar” roles that often involve...

Washington manufacturer to retrofit shuttered Jennings facility

Greenberry Industrial LLC of Vancouver, Wash., plans to convert a shuttered Gulf Island Fabrication site near Jennings, closed in late 2020, into a plant that...

Layoffs begin at shuttered Phillips 66 Alliance refinery

Phillips 66 began laying off hourly workers at its shuttered Alliance refinery last week, reports Reuters. The refinery is expected to be converted to...

After perfect storm of disruption, state’s industrial sector faces uncertain times

A host of factors conspired to create a perfect storm for Louisiana’s industrial space over the past two years, ranging from pandemic-induced supply chain...

Industry leaders tout sense of purpose as way to attract young workers

Offering young workers a sense of purpose can help the petrochemical industry compete for the best and brightest, industry leaders say. Workforce recruitment was a...

Offshore wind in Gulf could create 17,500 jobs

The economic outlook for offshore wind energy in the Gulf of Mexico is getting rosier, with as many as 17,500 jobs likely to be...

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