LEDA Job Fair - May 8th
May 07, 2018 03:04PM
● By Camille Mosley
Nearly 100 of the region’s top employers will be on hand to screen potential job candidates at the LEDA Job Fair on Tuesday, May 8, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette.
Now in its twenty-third year, the LEDA Job Fair is the largest job recruitment event in Acadiana. Since its inception, hundreds of Acadiana’s top employers have successfully recruited job candidates at the one-day event.
“The LEDA Job Fair is even more important now given the job losses seen in the region due to the energy downturn,” says Gregg Gothreaux, LEDA President and CEO. “This Job Fair is part of ongoing efforts in the region to connect our displaced workers with companies who are hiring. The participating companies offer jobs ranging from entry-level to experienced, from those needing little training to those requiring advanced degrees.”
The E-Application Station, sponsored by the Louisiana Workforce Commission- Business and Career Solutions Center, will be available allowing job seekers to apply for positions available at participating companies, in addition to searching and applying for thousands of additional jobs in the region and throughout the state.
The LEDA Job Fair will also feature two job seeker seminars. At 10:00 a.m., Laurie J. James will share tips and best practices for utilizing LinkedIn in a job search. Facet will discuss interviewing techniques at 11:30 a.m. The seminars are held in the job fair exhibit hall. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early as seminar seating is limited.
“The LEDA Job Fair is an excellent opportunity to meet face to face with hiring managers from multiple employers all on one day and in one place,” says Ryan LaGrange, LEDA Manager of Workforce Development. “Every year, we hear success stories following the job fair from both job seekers and employers. This event continues to have a tremendous impact on the community, assisting both job seekers and businesses.”
The LEDA Job Fair is free to job seekers. Online pre-registration is available at: ledajobfair2018.eventbrite.com.Job seekers should dress professionally and bring copies of their resumes. The online list of participating employers is updated daily. Visit www.lafayette.org/jobfair for the latest job fair developments.