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The Acadiana region consists of a hardworking, skilled, and loyal workforce. Due to the diversity of Acadiana's business industry, many opportunities are available for both employees and employers. To ensure companies have access to these skilled workers, several training opportunities are available, including customized, classroom training specific to an individual company. Louisiana is a Right to Work state.



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Regional Labor Data

Labor Force Estimates as of November 2014

  • Labor Force - 290,985
  • Employed - 274,856
  • Unemployed- 16,129
  • Umemployment Rate - 6.0%

 Louisiana Workforce Commission