News Flash

Mayor's Press Releases

Posted on: October 18, 2019

Entire Graduating Class Offered Positions at BrandSafway Through EmployBR

October 18, 2019 – Fifteen students received scholarships to attend River Parish Community College through EmployBR and will graduate with a certification and employment. The students were a part of a cohort formed through a partnership with BrandSafway, EmployBR and River Parish Community College. Classes began on October 7, and ended on October 17.


EmployBR receives federal funds to pay for training and other career services for those who are low income with barriers to employment. All of the students that participated in the cohort will graduate with a certification in scaffold building. Starting salaries range from $14-$17 an hour.


“This is another example of our career initiatives making a significant difference in the lives of our citizens,” said Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome. “Fifteen individuals now have meaningful careers thanks to efforts by this administration, in partnership with an area community college and a private business.”


BrandSafway, a global provider of specialty services to the industrial, commercial and infrastructure markets, has committed to offering positions to all of the graduates. BrandSafway plans to hire hundreds of qualified applicants over the next several months. Graduation is set for October 21, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at 4523 Plank Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70805. Individuals interested in a career in scaffold building should contact EmployBR at (225) 358-4510 for more information.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Mayor's Press Releases

Baton Rouge Healthy Food Retail Initiative

Posted on: November 20, 2019

2019 Capital Region Veterans Parade

Posted on: November 11, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: October 22, 2019

Baton Rouge Veteran’s Parade 2019

Posted on: October 7, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: October 7, 2019

Mayor Broome Kicks Off MOVEBR Program

Posted on: September 24, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: August 19, 2019

Tropical Storm Barry Updates

Posted on: July 14, 2019

Invest 92L Preparations

Posted on: July 9, 2019

Gulf Tropical Disturbance Update

Posted on: July 8, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: May 30, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: April 24, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: March 27, 2019

MOHSEP Monitoring Rising Mississippi River

Posted on: February 28, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: February 4, 2019

Mayor Broome Announces SKYWARN Training

Posted on: December 4, 2018

Essay Contest for Local Middle Schoolers

Posted on: September 11, 2018

Mayor Broome Creates Blight Strike Team

Posted on: February 16, 2018

Metro Council Approves 2018 Budget

Posted on: December 12, 2017