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Job Fair for displaced Wal-Mart employees begins tomorrow

Posted at 6:42 AM, Apr 16, 2019

A job fair will take place tomorrow for those displaced by the recent closure of Walmart on the Evangeline Thruway. Other job seekers are also invited to attend.

That job fair will take place on Wednesday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Martin Luther King Center located at 308 Cora Street in Lafayette.

Abby Breidenbach was LIVE this morning with more on the job fair.

The fair is open to the public but will be specifically targeted towards those who have lost their jobs due to the closure of the Evangeline Thruway Walmart.

Those attending should bring an updated resume and dress professionally.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission says that the job fair is the way for LWC, Rapid Response, and LEDA to let the community know that they are here to help workers regain employment.

A special orientation will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm for displaced Walmart workers at the MLK Center.

Some of the services the Rapid Response team provides include but is not limited to:

  • Job Placement Assistance;
  • Labor Market Information;
  • Occupational Retraining; and
  • On-the-Job Training.

For a full listing for all LWC Rapid Response services, please visit

Around nine employers are currently registered to be at the job fair. Those employers include Alternative Home Healthcare, Home Depot, MC Bank, McDonald’s, Lowes, Sonic, Vee’s Sitter Services, and Waffle House.

Companies interested in registering can contact the Louisiana Workforce Commission at 262-5563.

The job fair is free to attend. Registration is also free for companies to participate.