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 Dept. - 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)
  • SCSEP - Senior Community Service Employment Program (older workers)
  • Job Corps - residential education and job training program for at-risk youth

These services are provided through the Rapides American Job Center at:

Location: 5610-B Coliseum, Blvd., Alexandria, LA 71303
Phone: 318-767-6030
Fax: 318-767-6046
Hours: Monday -Thursday, 7:00am - 5:30pm Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

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