Greater New Orleans: Tri-Parish Works Business & Career Solutions is launching a series of 20-minute “Virtual Coffee Talks” webinars on workforce and human resource topics important to local businesses. Employers in St. Tammany, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines Parishes are invited to join the first 20-minute Virtual Coffee Talk to learn how cash grants for On-The-Job-Training can help increase your candidate pool, improve employee retention, and lower the costs of doing business. Sponsored by the Tri-Parish Works Business & Career Solutions Centers, this first Virtual Coffee Talk will let you know if OJT is a good option for your business needs. If you are having challenges finding and retaining employees in your high-demand, high-wage ($12/hour) positions, the simple steps for enrolling in the OJT program may be the answer you are looking for. You can participate in the Virtual Coffee Talk webinar from the comfort of your home or office, on your computer or phone, but you must register in advance. The Virtual Coffee Talk webinar will take place on Friday, March 9, 2018, at 8:40AM. Register online today by visiting www.TriParishWorks.net Tri-Parish Works Business & Career Solutions Centers, representing the local public workforce development system, are located in St. Tammany and St. Bernard parish. The Centers are overseen locally by the First Planning District Workforce Development Board and are part of a network of American Job Centers that work in conjunction with the Louisiana Workforce Commission. Tri-Parish Works Business and Career Solutions Centers typically serve 500+ employers annually, posting more than 9,000 job openings and connecting employers to skilled, qualified employees. The Centers see more than 20,000 visits per year and provides for occupational training to hundreds of area residents to connect them to high-demand, high-wage careers. Strategic training investments yield $9.3 million in annual wages, an 11 to 1 return on investment.