Monthly Archives: March 2018

In local news:

Robin “Rob” Liles, president of general contracting firm Buquet & LeBlanc Inc., has been named to the board of directors of LWCC.

In economic news:

Based off of February employment data released today by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Louisiana’s labor market has improved markedly from this time last year and beyond.

In industry news:

Travelers recently announced it is collaborating with Cedars-Sinai, Samsung Electronics America, Bayer and appliedVR to explore the effectiveness of a digital pain-reduction kit that uses therapeutic virtual reality.

In national news:

A new series of papers in The Lancet addresses how low back pain, a condition which affects 540 million people worldwide, is often mistreated.

In economic news:

According to new Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers, from January 2017 to January 2018, 21 states added nonfarm payroll jobs and 29 states – including Louisiana – were essentially unchanged.

In medical news:

Adapt Pharma announced the expansion of its program offering free naloxone (Narcan) nasal spray to U.S. high schools and eligible colleges and universities.

Panel Talks Attracting Local Tech Talent at 2018 LWC Labor Summit

The 2018 LWC Labor Summit in New Orleans March 21-23 is meant to bring a variety of sectors in Louisiana together to discuss issues ranging from workers’ compensation to safety to recruitment. On Wednesday, a panel of experts from tech companies with a Louisiana footprint discussed the “talent pipeline” and how the technology workforce in Louisiana can grow. Two aspects of this growth that the panel addressed repeatedly were recruitment challenges and non-traditional candidates for tech jobs.