Employment Opportunities

Who is Hiring

**Updated 4/3/20**

We will be regularly updating the list of companies that have a surge in hiring because of COVID-19 impacts. If your company is currently hiring, please email Angie White at awhite@nlep.org.  We will be sharing these opportunities both on our website and on our social media pages. Click on the links below to learn more about these job opportunities.

Job Boards:


Workforce Resources:

State Government / Louisiana Workforce Commission 

**Updated 3/31/20**

Unemployment Insurance Policy Changes for Employers

LWC announces additional deferral for 2020 first quarter unemployment wage and tax reports to June 30. The LWC previously announced that it was granting Louisiana employers a temporary deferral from paying their first quarter 2020 unemployment taxes until June 30. The latest deferral now makes both the wage and tax reports and the 1Q 2020 unemployment tax payment due at the same time, rather than having an earlier deadline for wage and tax report submissions. Read Details

Unemployment Insurance Policy Changes for Employees

The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) has released its newest policies amid the COVID-19 outbreak, and more people may be eligible for unemployment insurance under those rules. You MAY be eligible for unemployment insurance, if the following situation applies to you: 

  • If your work hours have been reduced because of lack of work due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • If your workplace closes temporarily, and you are not being compensated.

  • If you have been instructed not to go to work, and you are not being paid while at home.

You can file a claim at www.louisianaworks.net/hire or by calling a LWC Claim Center at 866-783-5567. Effective March 17, 2020, LWC Claim Centers have extended hours to 8 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Read Details about Louisiana Workforce Commission COVID Assistance for Employers and Workers

Read Details on Employers Frequently Asked Questions

Special COVID-19 Blanket Employment Certificates for Minors to work in Louisiana

  • In response to the current COVID-19 event, under La. R.S. 23:184.1 the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) will begin issuing sixty (60) day blanket Employment Certificates for employers desiring to employ minors in the State of Louisiana. Employment Certificates issued due to this event will expire sixty (60) days from the date of issuance.

  • See full details on the Louisiana Workforce Commission website>>

Take the Louisiana Workforce Commission Survey for Louisiana Employers

  • The Louisiana Workforce Commission has developed a brief survey in order to collect information and data that will allow LWC to better support the state's employers during the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Take the Survey>>> 

Federal Government

Federal Student Aid COVID-19 Response

To provide relief to student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency, federal student loan borrowers can be placed in an administrative forbearance, which allows you to temporarily stop making your monthly loan payment. Read the borrower Q&As on the website of the Federal Student Aid office to learn more, and contact your loan servicer to find out your specific options.