Dozens of employers will be on hand to screen job candidates at the LEDA Job Fair on Wednesday, August 4, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette.
Now in its twenty-sixth 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, according to a LEDA spokesperson.
“After a year of virtual job fairs, we are very excited to host the LEDA Job Fair in person. The LEDA Job Fair is even more important now given the workforce shortage many industries are facing,” says Gregg Gothreaux, LEDA President and CEO. “This Job Fair is part of ongoing efforts in the region to connect displaced or underemployed workers with companies that 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 and mobile unit, sponsored by the Louisiana Workforce Commission- American Job 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 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: ledajobfair2021.eventbrite.com. Job seekers should dress professionally and bring copies of their resumes, according to the spokesperson. The online list of participating employers is updated daily. Visit www.lafayette.org/jobfair for the latest job fair updates.
In advance of the job fair, LEDA will host a Job Fair Prep Workshop on Wednesday, July 28, at 9:00 a.m. The two-hour event will help job seekers make the most of their job search. Laurie J. James will present Positioning Your Resume for Success and Danielle Dayries, with DMD & Associates, will present LinkedIn: The Job Leads Magnet. Pre-registration is required as seating is limited. Register at ledajobfairprep2021.eventbrite.com.
There is still space available for companies that would like to participate in the LEDA Job Fair. Company registration details can be found at www.lafayette.org/jobfair.
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