The FACES of unemployment in St. Charles Parish
What can be done about the 800 men and women who aren't working in a boom economy where just about every business is begging for help?
And we're not talking about a handful of people. The numbers are big, with statistics showing that 4.6 percent of parish residents are jobless.
That's 781 men and women on the public dole or living hand to mouth on cash they get from panhandling - or worse.
And the question is, why can't these people find and hold jobs that will provide for their needs and also give them a sense of self-worth and raise their self esteem?
Is it fair to merely chalk them off as bums, drunks or drug addicts, or to say, "They're mentally ill and that's just the way it is"?
And regardless of the "why" of it, what can be done to "turn them around" - to help them find gainful employment that will lift them up and help them feel good about themselves and become solid members of our community?
Good questions. And our experts have the answers. Next week in your St. Charles Herald-Guide.
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
The Destrehan Wildcats will get one final tune-up for the regular season when they...
The Hahnville Tigers will get their first taste of live action this Friday as they...
Several longtime public officials over the age of 70 will be allowed to run for...
R.K. Smith student Kevell Byrd recently provided several incoming students with...
A major network television series will be filmed in St. Charles Parish for the...
More than 200 people crammed into the Mule Barn at Destrehan Plantation last...
Air Conditioning & Heating equipment sales, service and installation. Home standby and commercial generators, sales, service and installation. Indoor air quality products, solar products. Locally owned and operated, since 1985. Call us for a free consult
Zeus moves ahead with parade plans - 1404 views
Signs supporting the Krewe of Zeusí plans to parade through Ormond Boulevard in February have popped up across Destrehan, and the krewe plans to hold a public meeting in order to alleviate any concerns residents may have about the proposed route.