Commission website links jobs, job seekers
The Louisiana Workforce Commission has introduced a new feature on its website that makes it easier to connect workers with in-demand jobs.
Louisiana Star Jobs is active on www.laworks.net. The free feature assigns star ratings to jobs, based on the short and long term need for workers and the salary offered. The higher the demand and the wages, the more stars. Curt Eysink, executive director for the Workforce Commission, said the program allows people to find jobs “very quickly” using customized searches based on factors such as educational requirements, income levels and location. Job seekers can apply directly for a range of job openings. The star ratings also can be useful for high school students or people who want to change jobs looking for information about specific educational and training requirements for potential careers.
Job listings will be updated every day and the annual demand for workers in an industry will be updated on a regular basis, Eysink said.
American Utility renamed Crompion
American Utility Metals, a Baton Rouge producer of specialty stainless steel used in everything from freight rail to sugarcane harvesting, has changed its name to Crompion International.
George M. Schaffer, president of Crompion, said in a statement the name change reflects the company’s focus on offering new services to solve problems.
“We’re taking a page from industries, where certain companies have broken away from the pack and into premium positioning,” Schaffer said.
Since 2000, Crompion has produced and distributed Cromgard, a high-performance, low-nickel stainless steel. Earlier this week, Crompion signed a multi-million dollar contract to provide a stainless steel product to an undisclosed transportation firm.
Crompion has offices in Colorado Springs, Colo., and a processing facility in Akron, Ohio.
Louisiana ranks No. 7 for business climate
Louisiana was ranked seventh in a Site Selection magazine survey of state business climates.
This is the second year in a row the state has been ranked seventh. Site Selection based its ranking on a survey of corporate site selectors and on criteria such as a state’s ability to attract capital investment and the tax burden on businesses.
North Carolina topped the Site Selection list for the 10th time in 12 years, while Ohio was ranked second and Texas, which led the 2011 list, was third.
Two weeks ago, Louisiana was ranked as having the country’s sixth best business climate by Area Development magazine.
From Advocate staff and wire reports