LWC seeks public input for online needs assessment survey

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is requesting input from

the public for a brief online survey that will help determine the

employment needs of individuals with disabilities throughout the state. The

survey will be available on the agency's website, www.laworks.net through Sunday, March 10.

Individuals with disabilities, parents or guardians of an individual with a

disability, advocates, service providers and interested members of the

public are encouraged to participate in the needs assessment survey. The

survey should take about 10 minutes to complete. Survey responses are

anonymous and will be kept confidential.

Information obtained from the surveys will be used to assist Louisiana

Rehabilitation Services identify areas for program improvement and will

drive agency initiatives for the next three years. LRS, an agency within

the LWC's Office of Workforce Development, works to assist people with

disabilities in obtaining or maintaining employment through its flagship

Vocational Rehabilitation program. The VR program offers individuals with

disabilities vocational guidance and career counseling, job training and

job placement assistance. In 2012, LRS assisted more than 29,000

individuals with disabilities.

Should you have any comments or questions about the needs assessment

survey, please email them to LRSPublicComments@lwc.la.gov or call toll free

at 1-800-737-2958. The survey can also be accessed through this link,

www.surveymonkey.com/s/publiclrs.

To learn more about LRS and other LWC services offered at no cost to

employers and job seekers, visit Louisiana's employment homepage,

www.laworks.net.