Louisiana’s unemployment rate up in September; company hiring due to growth during pandemic

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – Preliminary data for September 2020 released Tuesday by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) shows that Louisiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 8.1 percent; up from August 2020’s revised seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 7.7 percent.

The Domino’s Supply Chain Center in Baton Rouge is looking to hire. More than 30 positions are available from Class A drivers, warehouse team and production team members. Supply Chain Center Director Patrice Fitte says that growth could be due to the pandemic.

“More people home buying more pizzas which is great. So yes, sales have been up and as a result our volume has been up,” said Fitte.

The 35,000-square-foot building produces fresh pizza dough for more than 240 Domino’s stores located throughout the region. 

“In addition to the ongoing pandemic, Louisiana’s job market has also been impacted by Hurricanes Laura and Delta which has slowed economic recovery in the southwest region of our state,” said Louisiana Workforce Commission Secretary Ava Dejoie. “As our state continues to recover across our industry sectors, the LWC stands ready to deploy all of our resources to assist our fellow citizens’ return to family-sustaining careers.”

Fitte added, “We’re just happy and proud that we can provide these jobs for our community for people that are looking to grow and looking for a future at a great company.”

You can apply for an open position here.

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