Rapides Business & Career Solutions Center

Rapides Business & Career Solutions Center Rapides Business and Career Solutions Center brings "those who need jobs" and "those who need employees" together.
The Workforce Development System in Rapides Parish is a network of federal, state, and local entities that function to support economic expansion and develop the talent of our state's workforce. Coordinated in Rapides Parish by a One-Stop Operator, partners in the workforce development system are: Workforce Operations Dept. - WIOA Title I Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth Services LA Rehabilitation Services - vocational rehabilitation for the disabled Louisiana Workforce Commission - unemployment insurance, Wagner-Peyser services, and Trade Adjustment Assistance services Central Louisiana Technical Community College - Adult Education services (HiSET) Dept. of Children & Family Services - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Cenla Community Action Committee - services provided through Community Services Block Grants (CSBG) SCSEP - Senior Community Service Employment Program (older workers) Job Corps - residential education and job training program for at-risk youth These services are provided through the Rapides Business and Career Solutions Center (One­Stop).

Our free membership opens up a world of opportunity to help job seekers locate that next job. Our Center, with convenient extended hours, offers you personal attention from our workplace professionals to help in your job seeking efforts. Don't just daydream about that great job, let's find it. Tools are available to discover your interests and aptitudes for many different vocations. Let us help you upgrade your basic skills so you can advance your career. Our workshops and training software can help you become a valuable asset to an employer. The Rapides Business & Career Solutions Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. LRS# 1-800-846-5277 (TDD) LRS# 1-800-947-5277 (Voice)

Louisiana Workforce Commission
06/21/2019

Louisiana Workforce Commission

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded LWC’s Registered Apprenticeship (RA) division an Apprenticeship State Expansion (ASE) grant. With the increase in vital resources provided by this grant, even more Louisiana citizens will have access to direct pathways into family-sustaining careers. #LWC #LAWorks #LWC4LA

06/16/2019
We Love Bolton High School
05/27/2019

We Love Bolton High School

This morning 14 Bolton graduates are attending orientation for the Summer Work Experience through the Workforce Commission. These students will be working for ten weeks this summer at a job in a field they are interested in and some will be able to continue with these employers beyond the ten weeks. Proud of and excited for these Bears!!

05/25/2019
Business Services Workforce Development Specialist Tony L. Vets ready to inform area job seekers of local job opportunit...
05/15/2019

Business Services Workforce Development Specialist Tony L. Vets ready to inform area job seekers of local job opportunities, available training, resume writing tips, and skills assessments to better equip job seekers with securing employment.

Career fair begins at 10:00 am.

Happy Mother's Day from the Rapides Business & Career Solutions Center.
05/12/2019

Happy Mother's Day from the Rapides Business & Career Solutions Center.

Louisiana Workforce Commission
05/11/2019

Louisiana Workforce Commission

Louisiana’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund has passed the 1 BILLION dollar mark. This makes it the 15th strongest UI trust fund in the entire country. #LWC #LAWorks #LWC4LA

Louisiana Workforce Commission
05/08/2019

Louisiana Workforce Commission

Since the Great Recession until today, Louisiana’s economy has drastically improved, which has benefited both businesses and residents along the way. #LWC #LAWorks #LWC4LA #Jobs

Happy Easter from Rapides Business & Career Solutions Center.
04/21/2019

Happy Easter from Rapides Business & Career Solutions Center.

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04/19/2019
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High School information including a message from the Principal, faculty and staff listings, news and events.

Louisiana Workforce Commission
04/12/2019

Louisiana Workforce Commission

Since this time last year, the number of initial unemployment insurance claims filed has dropped by 737. Additionally, the number of continued unemployment insurance claims have fallen by 1,972 over the same time period. #LWC #LAWorks #Jobs

The Rapides Business & Career Solutions Center is currently recruiting work sites for the summer component of the Youth ...
04/12/2019
Youth Work Experience Program

The Rapides Business & Career Solutions Center is currently recruiting work sites for the summer component of the Youth Work Experience Program. Out-of-school youth ages 17 to 24 will be placed in work experiences throughout Rapides parish.

The youth program is a federally funded program that will pay 100% of trainee wages of $10.00 an hour plus Workers' Compensation coverage through the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA). Workforce Professionals will place youth participants based on suitability and interest and will be assigned to each trainee to help plan and evaluate the work experience.

Interested youth can call Donna Smith at (318) 767-6019 to learn how to apply. Interested employers can call Heather Daigrepont at (318) 487-5541 to confirm your company/organization as a work site.

Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce CLEDA RoyOMartin Cleco Rapides Regional Medical Center CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Central Louisiana Technical Community College The Town Talk Alexandria, La. KALB News Channel 5 KLAX 31

#LWC #LouisianaWorkforceCommission #WIOA

https://www.kalb.com/video?vid=508499242&fbclid=IwAR27cHmrEhIqLmUqzRw3Q9vCU-UveBCJjAIGipn8Hx9SGf3raqN5wlC-ejA

Heather Daigrepont explains how the Youth Work Experience Program works

Louisiana Workforce Commission
04/02/2019

Louisiana Workforce Commission

The 19th Amendment was passed in 1919. Still 100 years later, the typical woman in Louisiana working full-time, year-round earns 69 cents for every dollar a man earns. #EqualPayDay

Manpower at Procter & Gamble, Alexandria La Onsite Recruiting
03/27/2019

Manpower at Procter & Gamble, Alexandria La Onsite Recruiting

Louisiana Workforce Commission
03/20/2019

Louisiana Workforce Commission

Nicholas Lalpuis, Regional Administrator at the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (USDOL ETA), speaks to attendees of the 2019 Louisiana Labor Summit about methods to address workforce skills gaps. "We can close the skills gap with information, partnerships and alignment of resources," Lalpuis concluded at the summit, held at the New Orleans Marriott this week. #LALaborSummit #LWC #LAWorks #LWC4LA #jobs

Louisiana Workforce Commission
03/20/2019

Louisiana Workforce Commission

Cassandra Large, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Director, spoke to #LALaborSummit attendees this morning on eligibility and enrollment requirements, performance strategies and best in-the-field practices. #LWC #LWC4LA

UPDATE: We are no longer taking applications for summer employment.Attention Rapides Parish Employers:The Rapides Busine...
03/14/2019

UPDATE: We are no longer taking applications for summer employment.

Attention Rapides Parish Employers:

The Rapides Business & Career Solutions Center is recruiting work site participants for the Youth Work Experience Program. Out-of-school youth ages 17 to 24 will be paid $10.00 an hour by the Center to gain transferable skills for 8 to 10 weeks. Your company/organization's participation as a work site for this program is requested.

Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) will fully fund trainee wages and Workers' Compensation coverage for the 8 to 10 weeks beginning in May. Help put our youth to work while equipping them with the skills they need to become an asset to our local workforce.

Contact Business Services Representative Heather Daigrepont at (318) 487-5541 or [email protected] to learn more.

#LWC #LouisianaWorkforceCommission #WIOA #YouthEmpowerment #RapidesParish #Cenla #CentralLouisiana

UPDATE: We are no longer taking applications for summer employment.The Rapides Business & Career Solutions Center is tak...
03/08/2019

UPDATE: We are no longer taking applications for summer employment.

The Rapides Business & Career Solutions Center is taking applications for the Youth Work Experience Program. Applicants must be out of school and 17 to 24 years old and meet eligibility & suitability guidelines.

Interested youth can pick up an application in person at the Louisiana Workforce Commission building at 5610-B Coliseum Blvd. A Workforce Professional will provide a step-by-step eligibility determination.

#LWC #LouisianaWorkforceCommission #WIOA

RoyOMartin
03/04/2019

RoyOMartin

CLSHRM Workforce Readiness Chair and Workforce Development Board Area 61 member Jeff Ryan along with Vice President of P...
02/28/2019
Cenla Career Fair

CLSHRM Workforce Readiness Chair and Workforce Development Board Area 61 member Jeff Ryan along with Vice President of Public Relations and Rapides Job Center Business Services Representative Heather Daigrepont preview the 5th Annual Cenla Career Fair.

Registrations are now open. Register your booth sponsorship level at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/m?oeidk=a07eg4n1u2i34b60b19&oseq=&c=&ch=.

#LWC #LouisianaWorkforceCommission

Jeff Ryan and Heather Daigrepont preview the annual Central Louisiana SHRM Cenla Career Fair

Attention EmployersThe 5th Annual Cenla Career Fair is now open for registrations. Central Louisiana area employers can ...
02/25/2019

Attention Employers

The 5th Annual Cenla Career Fair is now open for registrations. Central Louisiana area employers can now register their booth with a Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum sponsorship.

Bronze - booth space (predesignated)
Silver - choice of booth location and highlighted as sponsor on all printed material
Gold - Silver plus opportunity to speak during live remote; logo on all printed materials; highlighted in all advertising
Platinum - Gold plus opportunity to speak at beginning of job fair and location at entrance of event

Register at http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=bqpxentab&oeidk=a07eg4n1u2i34b60b19

#CLSHRM #SHRM #SFLTAP #LWC #LouisianaWorkforceCommission

02/13/2019
Counselor/Child Care Worker l - Alexandria, LA

Renaissance Home for Youth - Counselor/Child Care Worker l

Starting rate of pay is $10.76 an hour. Wage increase is dependent upon experience.

Shift differential rates
afternoons - $1.00 shift differential
nights - .50 shift differential
weekends (Saturday & Sunday) - $1.50 shift differential

Read the full job description and how to apply at www.laworks.net.

Direct Care Worker l differs from a Direct Care Worker ll by absence of supervision required. Males are encouraged to apply to be considered for boys dorm assignment. Males and females are encouraged to apply to be considered for youth detention assignment...

02/07/2019
02/05/2019
Doughnut Prep and Cashier - ALEXANDRIA, LA

Shipley Donuts is looking to add friendly faces to their team. Read the full job description and how to apply at www.laworks.net. Reference job order #860709.

Hours are 3am-11am & 1pm-6pm Essential Job Functions:Responsible for preparation, frying, glazing, and merchandising of doughnuts and bakery products Record operational or production data Operate cooking, baking, or other food preparation equipment Operat... [more]

02/05/2019
Receptionist - Alexandria, LA

Pest Aid Company is hiring a full time Receptionist. Read the full job description and how to apply at www.laworks.net. Reference job order #860673.

Job duties Answer inquiries and provide information to the general public, customers, and visitors Operate telephone switchboard to answer, screen, or forward calls, providing information, taking messages, or scheduling appointments Greet persons entering ... [more]

02/05/2019
Medical Assistant (MA) - Alexandria, LA

Transitions Recovery Center is hiring a full time Medical Assistant. Read the full job description and how to apply at www.laworks.net. Reference job order #861016.

Must be ableto pass a drug screen and background check Job Duties Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician including: Administrative dutiesscheduling appointments maintaining medical records billing & coding inf... [more]

February 1, 2019 - US DOL jobs report
02/01/2019
304,000 new jobs in January

February 1, 2019 - US DOL jobs report

Payroll employment increased by 304,000 in January, with significant industry gains in leisure and hospitality, education and health services, construction, transportation and warehousing, and mining and logging. Average hourly earnings increased 3.2 percent, making January the sixth straight month....

New job openings for 01/30/2019 - 02/01/2019:#860206 Phlebotomist days ($1500 sign on bonus)#860218 Field Operator#86023...
02/01/2019
HiRE - Helping Individuals Reach Employment

New job openings for 01/30/2019 - 02/01/2019:

#860206 Phlebotomist days ($1500 sign on bonus)
#860218 Field Operator
#860233 OR Technician L&D PRN
#860235 Multi-Trades Inspector, Community Development
#860238 Housekeeper
#859956 Teller float part time
#859972 Shipping Clerk
#860152 General Superintendent
#860075 Operating Engineer Master
#860130 Quality Control Technician ll
#860086 Traffic Control Specialist
#860046 Patient Care Tech Telemetry days/evenings PRN
#859701 Driver - GEO Delivery (Box Truck)
#859835 Corporate Liaison
#859836 Case Manager/QDDP
#859837 Housekeeping Aide
#859838 Residential Training Aide
#859843 Housekeeper
#859851 DSW Cheneyville area
#859854 CDL Driver / Furniture Mover
#859859 Custodian
#859925 Universal Banker l
#859724 Unit Secretary NICU evenings/nights PRN
#859728 Patient Care Tech Telemetry evenings/nights PRN
#859737 OR Technician FT days
#859754 OR Technician FT nights
#859767 Pharmacy Technician PRN

Search for these job openings by job order number or browse other job openings by keyword. Be sure to check the website daily for new job openings and your HiRE message center for job match notifications.

New to HiRE?

Create your free job seeker account and set up your Virtual Recruiter at https://www.louisianaworks.net/hire/vosnet/Default.aspx….

HiRE - Complete set of employment tools for job seekers in Louisiana. Job seekers and employers access jobs, résumés, education, training, labor market information.

Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce
01/31/2019

Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce

Your Chamber at Work for you in Washington, D.C.

Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce met with Congressman Ralph Abraham in his office on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, January 30th.

The Central Louisiana Healthcare Sector Partnership reconvened today at LSUA to discuss last meeting's actionable items ...
01/31/2019

The Central Louisiana Healthcare Sector Partnership reconvened today at LSUA to discuss last meeting's actionable items and next steps to building a stronger pipeline of healthcare professionals, how to better incorporate career expectations in high school, and ways to recruit and retain faculty to educate Cenla's future healthcare workforce.

Louisiana Workforce Commission
01/26/2019

Louisiana Workforce Commission

"Today is one of the proudest days I have experienced during my time here at the Louisiana Workforce Commission. I want to thank the LWC team for their hard work and dedication as we stood ready to process unemployment insurance benefits for all federal workers in Louisiana affected by the shutdown. We put our commitment to serving others at the forefront, as Louisiana led the nation in doing right by these employees." ~ LWC Secretary Ava Dejoie #LWC #publicservants #jobs #LAWorks

Furloughed by Federal Government Shutdown? Please Read This:IMPORTANT: If you are furloughed as a result of the federal ...
01/24/2019
LWC Provides Guidance to Furloughed Federal Employees in Louisiana - News15 | Lafayette, LA

Furloughed by Federal Government Shutdown? Please Read This:

IMPORTANT: If you are furloughed as a result of the federal government shutdown and have filed a claim for unemployment insurance benefits, in order to process your claim, please submit the following:
A copy of your SF8
A copy of your SF50
Furlough notice
Proof of Wages for the last 18 months (e.g., W2, check stubs)

This information can be provided 2 ways:
Electronically (best option): Go to Unemployment Services on your dashboard or left navigation in HiRE, then select Provide Specific Documents.
Fax: 225-342-2856 (Attn: Special Claims Unit)

Failure to provide the requested information timely will delay the processing of your claim for unemployment benefits.

IMPORTANT NOTE TO FURLOUGHED FEDERAL WORKERS: If Congress approves retroactive pay (which has been the norm after prior federal shutdowns), all workers who receive unemployment insurance benefits due to being furloughed MUST IMMEDIATELY REPAY all benefits received. Also, you may be required to search for other work after six weeks from the filing of your claim.

#LWC #LouisianaWorkforceCommission

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Workforce Commission recognizes the challenges faced by workers furloughed by the partial government shutdown. Furloughed Federal employees who are impacted by the shutdown are subject to specific documentation requirements: Furlough Notice or documentation if available...

Louisiana Workforce Commission
01/24/2019

Louisiana Workforce Commission

Persons who received unemployment benefits from Louisiana in 2018 can now access their Form 1099-G in HiRE. Please note that these benefits must be reported as income when filing federal tax returns. #LWC #LAWorks

01/22/2019

New job openings for 01/17/2019 - 01/22/2019:

#857816 Vertical Project Engineer 1
#857745 Plant Nursery Worker
#857650 Odorants Delivery Technician - CDL Hazmat Driver
#857609 CDL Service Truck Driver
#857608 Forklift Operator
#857671 Delivery Driver
#857585 Lead Person Road Construction Crew
#857584 Maintenance Technician
#857583 Motor Grader Operator
#857582 Roller Operator
#857846 Machine Operator
#857819 HVACR Technical Service Advisor
#857966 Air Craft Baggage Handler
#857945 Ultrasound Technician
#857942 Phlebotomist/Medical Assistant PRN
#858114 Construction Equipment Operator
#858315 Maintenance Technician
#858263 Patient Care Tech Telemetry/Renal - Days

Search for these job openings by job order number or browse other job openings by keyword. Be sure to check the website daily for new job openings and your HiRE message center for job match notifications.

New to HiRE?

Create your free job seeker account and set up your Virtual Recruiter at https://www.louisianaworks.net/hire/vosnet/Default.aspx….

01/22/2019
CLEDA
01/11/2019

CLEDA

Through the Cenla Work Ready Network, high school students, and unemployed or under-employed adults are able to earn a nationally recognized certificate that demonstrates their work ready skills to a potential employer!

You can learn more about the Cenla Work Ready Network here: https://goo.gl/jJux6B

The Rapides Business & Career Solutions Center is thrilled to reach 1,000 likes and 1,000+ followers! Thank you for liki...
01/05/2019

The Rapides Business & Career Solutions Center is thrilled to reach 1,000 likes and 1,000+ followers! Thank you for liking.

Be sure to check in for weekly job openings, training opportunities, and more.

Diamond B Construction Co, LLC is looking for qualified candidates with experience operating heavy equipment to join the...
01/04/2019

Diamond B Construction Co, LLC is looking for qualified candidates with experience operating heavy equipment to join their team.

To apply, bring current resume to Rapides Business & Career Solutions Center at 5610-B Coliseum Blvd or call Heather at (318) 487-5541. Read the full job description by job order number at www.laworks.net.

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5610 Coliseum Blvd, Ste B
Alexandria, LA
71303

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 07:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 07:00 - 17:30
Thursday 07:00 - 17:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(318) 767-6030

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