College President discusses job market on LPB

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Louisiana Public Square "Job Market 2014"
Wednesday, May 28 at 7 p.m. (LPB) and 9 p.m. (WLAE)
Sunday, June 1 at 11 a.m. (LPB)

The month of May heralds the end of the school semester and the entry of thousands of new college graduates into Louisiana’s job market. This year these job seekers will also be joined by hundreds of veterans returning to the state’s workforce as the military downsizes its troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

So, what does Louisiana’s employment market look like for these job hunters in 2014? What employment sectors anticipate the most growth? And are Louisiana’s college graduates and returning veterans adequately prepared for the jobs that lie ahead?

Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on “Job Market 2014".

The panelists are:

  • Noah Boudreaux, COO, Sparkhound IT Services Company
  • Gregory Bowser, Executive V.P., Louisiana Chemical Association
  • Curt Eysink, Executive Director, Louisiana Workforce Commission
  • Tina Holland, Ph.D., President, Our Lady of the Lake College

Program features interviews with Bryan Moore, Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Director of Workforce Development; House Speaker Chuck Kleckley, sponsor of the Workforce and Innovation for a Stronger Economy bill (HB1033); Leah Kight, Southern University senior and IBM intern; John Culotta, Baton Rouge Community College Process Tech graduate and Kelly Lynch, veteran and career counselor with the LWC Veterans Program.

Beth Courtney, LPB CEO, and Robert Travis Scott, President of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, moderate the discussion.

Visit to comment or take a survey on this month’s topic.

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