Environmental (and political) junkies got a double fix on Nov. 18 when The Lens hosted a Breakfast with the Newsmakers discussion between Lens environmental writer Bob Marshall and Gladstone Jones, the lead attorney in the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority — East’s lawsuit against more than 90 oil and gas companies.
This too shall pass, and when this downturn turns around — as it always does — the local oil patch will be looking to fill lots of posts with educated and skilled workers. And South Louisiana Community College believes it will provide those companies with just the right candidates.
In preparation for an early November meeting with various companies hiring hundreds of workers in the Lake Charles market, Lafayette officials did some digging into unemployment data for the Acadiana region.
Quality Companies USA, a Youngsville-based oil and gas contractor
operating in the Gulf of Mexico and throughout the U.S., was awarded
the ISO 9001:2008 certificate for its commitment to continuous
improvement and quality.
As ABiz does each year, we will again celebrate these companies’ successes and struggles, their contributions to the community and the impact they have on the region in our Top 50 Private Companies issue July 15.