BATON ROUGE, LA — September 9, 2020 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is aware of the unfortunate proposed layoffs by Stupp Corporation. The priority at this time is helping affected employees identify employment in commensurate positions.
The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC), the Mayor-President’s Office, and the Baton Rouge Area Chamber will closely align throughout the process to ensure that affected employees have every possible opportunity to successfully transition into gainful employment. Beginning next week, EmployBR, the One Stop Operator, and the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC), will work in conjunction with Stupp Corporation to brief employees through Rapid Response orientations on re-employment, retraining, and support services to which they are entitled.
At these events, EmployBR will provide information about career services available to eligible individuals, including training/education services, work experience(s) and on-the-job training placement. EmployBR can also assist with necessary-need payments equivalent to unemployment benefits while a participant is in training, as well as provide other supportive services. Supportive services include childcare assistance, transportation services while in training, rental assistance, purchase of all books and supplies needed.