Ava Dejoie

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Ava Dejoie

Ava Dejoie

Secretary, Louisiana Workforce Commission

  • www.lwc.gov


Ava Dejoie is Secretary of the Louisiana Workforce Commission. She was appointed by Gov. John Bel Edwards in January 2016.

As Secretary, Dejoie is responsible for providing the strategic vision to enhance the growth of Louisiana’s economy and its workforce, by putting people to work in fulfilling, family-sustaining careers. The commission monitors employment, administers unemployment compensation and tax funds, provides training resources for employers and job-seekers and oversees worker compensation benefits. The LWC also gathers and supplies information on the labor market and occupational sectors in Louisiana.

Dejoie has more than 15 years of leadership experience in public administration and is passionate about finding solutions that make Louisiana an outstanding place in which to live, work and grow a business.

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