Lafayette to host re-entry job fair July 25

Posted at 7:54 AM, Jul 18, 2019

Consuela Gaines with the VOTE organization sat down with our Scott Brazda this morning to share information on an upcoming job fair for formerly incarcerated persons.

The re-entry job fair is an event that is meant to help people with criminal pasts or felony convictions get back into the work force. By hosting this job fair, the organizers hope to help formerly incarcerated men and women find their second chance.

The job fair is presented by the Fellowship Full Gospel Ministries, the Lafayette Economic Development Authority, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office, the Louisiana Workforce Commission, and the nonprofit organization VOTE - Voice of the Experienced.

This event will take place at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center located at 309 Cora Street on Thursday, July 25, from 10:00 am to noon.

The organizers for the re-entry job fair are specifically looking for more employers to participate in the event. Each business will have a designated booth to meet with applicants. Table and chairs will be provided. Exhibiting employers can bring any signs, table cloths, displays, and promotional items. There is no cost to reserve a recruitment booth at this event! To register your business, visit the LEDA website at

Job seekers should bring their resumes, come dressed to impress, and treat this job fair as if they are going in for any other job interview.

Employers, for more information visit