In local news:

New LifeCare Specialty Hospital of North Louisiana issued a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) to announce the permanent closure of its hospital in Ruston. The company said that they anticipate the first date for releasing employees shall occur on or around April 15th, 2017, with the final termination of employment date for all employees on or around June 3rd, 2017. This closure is going to affect all 167 employees. LifeCare Specialty intends to offer employees severance benefits to help decrease the impact of the mass layoff on their employees and the Ruston community as a whole.

Read more via Louisiana Workforce Commission here.

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