The Louisiana Workforce Commission has launched the “Back to Work Louisiana” campaign, an effort aimed at putting people back to work as federally boosted unemployment benefits expire.

LWC spokesperson Chris Fiore said the employment drive will culminate with a simultaneous statewide in-person job fair on August 4th.

“We are not playing around here, we know that the legislature made a decision that ends those benefits July 31st so we do not want anyone to be behind the eight ball,” said Fiore.

Governor Edwards agreed to cut off the $300 federally boosted unemployment benefits five weeks early in exchange for a small bump in weekly state benefits starting next year.

Fiore said there are tens of thousands of good-paying jobs available in Louisiana right now and they want to connect you to employers who are eager to start a post-vaccine hiring spree.

“Companies right on the outset like RoyOMartin and Acadian Companies, IBM, pay not only a living wage but a good wage enough to put food on the table and a roof over folks’ heads,” said Fiore.

Visit to see a list of job openings statewide or visit one of 62 local offices.

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