Biz New Orleans - June 2022

Louisiana Ranks as 7th Least Energy-Expensive State

NEW ORLEANS — Personal finance website WalletHub released its report on 2022's Most and Least Energy-Expensive States — and Louisiana ranks as the country’s seventh least expensive overall.  According to the report, the state's electricity costs are the lowest in…

What If You Can't 'Out-Budget' Inflation?

NEW YORK (AP) — Inflation is a nightmare for the many Americans who already stretch their dollars to cover basic needs. What happens when those dollars lose value? Their choice is probably not about whether to cut streaming services or…

Audit: Lack of State Oversight Led to $74K Theft

BATON ROUGE (The Center Square) – A lack of oversight allowed a Louisiana Department of Education employee to swindle more than $74,000 from a federal grant program in 2021, one of several issues highlighted in a recent report from the…

Insurance Commissioner Extends Hurricane Ida Mediation Program

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana’s Hurricane Ida Mediation Program is being extended through December 31, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon announced. “Policyholders and insurers who are struggling to resolve outstanding Hurricane Ida claims should strongly consider mediation,” said Donelon in a press…

Website Outage Puts Job Seekers on Pause

BATON ROUGE (The Center Square) — Roughly 76,000 unemployed Louisianians are in limbo after the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s HiRE website was taken offline on Wednesday in response to an attempted malware attack. The state’s labor exchanges and unemployment claims systems…

Press Club of New Orleans Funding 3 Scholarships

NEW ORLEANS (June 30, 2022) – The Press Club of New Orleans will fund three $2,500 scholarships this year for students from the New Orleans metro area that are pursuing careers in journalism or communications. Two of the scholarships will…

Ryan Gootee General Contractors Adds to Team

METAIRIE — Ryan Gootee General Contractors LLC has recently hired assistant project manager Chris Talliancich, project engineer Mason French and assistant project superintendents Sean Dornan and Hunter Winn. Gootee is a licensed commercial general contractor specializing in new construction, renovation…