Bryan Moore Named Director of Office of Workforce Development at LWC
New Orleans workforce development official Bryan Moore has been appointed director of the Office of Workforce Development for the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC).
LWC Executive Director Curt Eysink announced Moore’s appointment, effective Aug. 22. Moore has served as director of the New Orleans Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development/JOB1 since May 2007. As director, Moore oversaw efforts of the Orleans Parish Workforce Investment Board (WIB), including managing more than $28 million in federal funds for workforce-related services. During his tenure as director, Moore successfully negotiated and executed a regional workforce partnership agreement between the City of New Orleans and its seven surrounding parishes; spearheaded efforts to form a regional workforce alliance of business, education, economic development organizations, social service entities, and other workforce partners; and developed partnerships with public and private entities focused on social services, education, housing, public transportation and business.
Moore’s work experience includes serving as local area coordinator for the JOB1 Business & Career Solutions Center, director of the JOB1 Youth Career Center, and director of the Tulane-based Welfare to Work competitive grant program for the City of New Orleans.
Moore replaces Johnny Riley, who resigned from LWC in July to pursue other interests.
“Bryan is a proven leader in guiding workforce development at a local level and brings a valuable perspective to our efforts across the state,” Eysink said in making the announcement. “He recognizes the importance of engaging employers in everything we do. His experience will benefit the whole state as we strive to expand opportunities for both employers and job seekers.”
As director, Moore will oversee all workforce development programs of LWC, including a statewide network of Business and Career Solutions Centers, business services, worker training, apprenticeship, veterans’ services, Louisiana Rehabilitation Services, Rapid Response, labor programs and state administration of the Community Services Block Grant.
Moore serves as president of the Louisiana Association of Workforce Investment Board Directors and is a board member of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Workforce Development Council. He earned his undergraduate degree from Dillard University and his law degree from the Tulane University School of Law.
“It is an honor to have been selected to serve the citizens and employers of the state in this leadership position at the Louisiana Workforce Commission,” said Moore. ”We have a capable team of local workforce development professionals throughout this state. Together, we will continue guiding and implementing better ways to build a flexible, responsive workforce delivery system that is industry-focused, business-friendly and produces highly trained, well-educated, hard-working people who meet the hiring needs of employers.”