Monthly Archives: July 2017

In local news:

The Louisiana Workforce Commission has partnered with Ochsner Health System to provide specialized training and employment opportunities for veterans with qualified military specialties looking to continue their careers in healthcare.

In national news:

Two officials with Team Work Ready have been ordered to federal prison for conspiracy, health care fraud, wire fraud and money laundering.

In neighboring news:

A Texas appeals court reversed a $43 million injury award for a man whose leg was amputated in an industrial accident, saying his injuries were covered under workers’ compensation.

Stonetrust’s New CEO Mike Dileo Talks Expansion, Louisiana Market Conditions

A new CEO is in at Baton Rouge-based Stonetrust Commercial Insurance Company. Michael Dileo, most recently Senior Vice President of Operations at Stonetrust, has succeeded founding President Tim Dietrich, who led the company for 24 years. Louisiana Comp Blog spoke to Dileo about the future of the company under his leadership and what’s behind the persistent soft market in Louisiana.

In neighboring news:

OSHA has cited a South Florida utility company and related contracting company after the agency’s investigation into the deaths of three workers who succumbed to toxic gases in a manhole on January 16th, 2017.

In economic news:

New Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers reveal that more manufacturing industries saw multifactor productivity growth over the long term than the short term.

In local news:

Business Facilities has ranked LED FastStart® as the nation’s No. 1 state workforce training program for a record eight years in a row.

In economic news:

According to new Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers, real average hourly earnings for all private nonfarm employees increased 0.8 percent from June 2016 to June 2017.