Workforce Operations Department (WOD)

The Workforce Development System in Rapides Parish is a network of federal, state, and local entities that function to support economic expansion and develop the talent of our state’s workforce. Coordinated in Rapides Parish by a One-Stop Operator, partners in the workforce development system are:

  • Workforce Operations Department
    WIOA Title I Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth Services
  • LA Rehabilitation Services
    Vocational rehabilitation for the disabled
  • Louisiana Workforce Commission
    Unemployment insurance, Wagner-Peyser services, and Trade Adjustment Assistance services
  • Central Louisiana Technical Community College
    Adult Education services (HiSET)
  • Dept. of Children & Family Services
    Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Cenla Community Action Committee
    Services provided through Community Services Block Grants (CSBG)
    Senior Community Service Employment Program (older workers)
  • Job Corps
    Residential education and job training program for at-risk youth

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Deaf, hard-of-hearing or speech impaired customers may contact: LRS# 1-800-846-5277 (TDD) LRS# 1-800-947-5277 (Voice)
Equal Opportunity is the Law


Rapides American Job Center

5610-B Coliseum, Blvd.,
Alexandria, LA 71303
Fax: 318-767-6046
Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm

Office Staff

Sharon Neal, Executive Director

Rapides Works - Workforce Development Board
American Job Center

A Proud Partner of the American Job Center Network