Baton Rouge-based Epic Piping plans to build a 40,000-square-foot pipe supports fabrication facility in Lake Providence. The company will create 50 new direct jobs at the facility, with an average salary of $43,500, plus benefits. The project will also result in an additional 79 new indirect jobs, for a total of 129 new jobs in East Carroll Parish. “We are working with their HR Department to provide all services needed to produce and support these jobs.” stated WDB-83 Busines
Workforce Development Board 83 Executive Director, Terri Mitchell, was recognized as a Workforce Champion at the Louisiana Labor Summit on March 22.
Mitchell is leading the charge in sector partnerships in Northeast Louisiana. The Workforce Development Board 83’s work convening the Northeast Louisiana Healthcare Alliance is not only impactful but recognized as a best practice at the local, state, and national level. Mitchell piloted the first Next Generation Sector Partner
Locally and across the country, the truck driving profession continues to be one of the highest in-demand jobs. However, there aren’t nearly enough people with commercial driver’s licenses to fill many positions. Beginning this month area youth (ages 21-24) will have the unique opportunity to become part of the driver shortage solution, as well as taking the first steps toward a rewarding career. Registration opened this week for the Youth Transportation Pre-Apprenticeship Pr