The NOVA Workforce Institute of Northeast Louisiana broke their own record in job-placement this month, placing 17 of its graduates in living wage careers. Since 2009, NOVA has placed 461 adults into living wage work, with a projected annual wage impact of $7.4 million. Economist Bob Eisenstadt, the rector of the University of Louisiana at Monroe's Center for Business and Economic Research said,
"NOVA provides an invaluable service to the community, brokering the connection between job seeker and employer and working to facilitate an optimal employee-employer match."
NOVA was created by Northern & Central Louisiana Interfaith, and is one of the 11 labor market intermediaries of the West / Southwest Industrial Areas Foundation.
NOVA Grads Helping Set Record, News-Star