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Job fair to be held in Abbeville next week

Posted at 7:52 PM, Aug 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-12 20:52:19-04

This Tuesday, August 17th, St. Theresa's Hall, located at 101 N Leonard in Abbeville, will be the site of over 30 companies and resource providers assembled to meet local jobseekers. The Vermilion Parish Job Fair will take place from 9 am to noon with COVID-19 restrictions in place. Attendees must wear masks and safety measures like social distancing will be observed.

"It's been a challenging year for local employers, but the fair will offer them an opportunity to connect with hopefuls and rebuild their teams," says Vermilion Chamber Director Lynn Guillory.

"Pandemic unemployment benefits have just expired, so this is good time to work with jobseekers who are actively trying to rejoin the workforce or jumpstart their careers," adds Economic Development Director Anne Falgout.

Partners joining the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce and the Vermilion Economic Development Alliance for the fair's fifth year include the Louisiana Workforce Commission, Acadiana Workforce Solutions, and South Louisiana Community College.

There is no fee for jobseekers to attend. They should bring resumes and dress for success. For links to participating employers and other details, visit

Among many others, participating employers include:

Abbeville General Hospital
Acadian Ambulance
Acadiana Broadcasting Group
Arc of Acadiana
City of Abbeville
Iberia Comprehensive CHC
Langlinais Broussard Kohlenberg
Maison du Monde Living Center
Mendoza Ford
Ochsner Lafayette General
Office of Juvenile Justice
PTW Energy Services
US Navy
Vermilion Healthcare Center
Vermilion Parish School Board
Western and Southern Life

Jobseeker Resources: Acadiana Workforce Solutions, Better Business Bureau, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana, Louisiana Workforce Commission, South LA Community College

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