More than 50 regional employers and resource providers participated in the 19th annual Acadiana Diversity Job Fair on Tuesday, October 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the Heymann Convention Center in Lafayette.
“The Acadiana Diversity Job has expanded to connect employers with a diverse applicant pool including persons with disabilities, justice involved and formerly incarcerated individuals, and more,” says Ryan LaGrange, Manager of Workforce Development with LEDA. “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.”
The event was planned and hosted by the Acadiana Society of Human Resource Management (ASHRM), Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA), Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC), Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS), and other community partners.
“ASHRM looks forward to sponsoring this event every year because it creates an opportunity to connect employers with diverse candidates they may not see at other events,” says Desiree Provost, President of ASHRM. “Older workers and candidates with disabilities or criminal backgrounds often face challenges when seeking employment and this job fair was designed to help overcome some of those.”
The Acadiana Diversity Job Fair was free to job seekers.
Job seekers were encouraged to dress professionally and bring copies of their resumes.
Interested people can visit www.lafayette.org/diversity for registration and the complete list of participating employers and job openings.