Ouachita Workforce Development Board 81

Ouachita Workforce Development Board Executive Director

Doretha Bennett
Email: dbennett@oppj.org | Office: 318-362-3058

Ouachita Workforce Development Board

LWDB81 Board Composition Matrix


Please see the following tentative schedule for the Ouachita Workforce Development Board.

February 16, 2023
May 18, 2023
August 17, 2023
November 16, 2023

All regular board meetings are public meetings, held quarterly.
In-person meetings are held at the Ouachita American Job Center located at 24 Accent Drive, Suite 151, Monroe, LA  71202.
Committee meetings will be scheduled as necessary and determined by the respective chair.

LWDB81 Full Board Meeting Minutes for 1-18-23.pdf

LWDB81 Full Board Meeting Minutes for 2-22-23.pdf

Selection of the One-Stop Operator

“The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires local workforce development boards to competitively procure an Operator of the local One-Stop Center/American Job Center at least once every four years.  

ABG Professional Development Solutions was selected by the Ouachita Workforce Development Board 81 as the One-Stop Operator and WIOA Service Provider for the Ouachita American Job Center beginning April 1, 2019.  The role of the One-Stop Operator is to ensure a seamless delivery of services from all partners and service providers.”

LWDB81 RFP for One-Stop Operator.pdf

One-Stop Operator Contract 2022.pfd

LWDA81 receives Grant Award

“On, July 1, 2023, Ouachita Workforce Development Board 81 was awarded $1,186,848 in federal funds from LA Workforce Commission for services to youth, adults, and dislocated workers in accordance with WIOA sections 128(b)(2)(A), 133 (b)(2)(A), 133 (b)(2)(B) and Louisiana’s WIOA Combined State Plan.  WIOA agreement funding for PY23/FY24 as per TEGL 15-22. ”

LWDA 81 PY23 FY24 WIOA Contract (signed).pdf


Ouachita WDB81 By-Laws