A virtual job fair hosted by the Lafayette Economic Development Authority is underway this Thursday, August 6.
LEDA says that nearly 50 companies have registered to participate in this year's virtual event.
Due to COVID-19 public health concerns in the Acadiana region, LEDA made the decision to make the transition from in-person to a virtual only event.
The Virtual LEDA Job Fair will be from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm via Brazen online software.
LEDA says the web-based software allows job seekers to create a profile and upload a resume in Brazen. During the event job seekers will be able to participate in text-based chats with hiring managers via smartphone, tablet or desktop. A video chat option may also be available.
“The LEDA Job Fair is even more important now given the job losses seen in the region due to COVID-19 and the energy downturn,” says Gregg Gothreaux, LEDA President and CEO in a press release. “The Virtual LEDA Job Fair is part of ongoing efforts in the region to connect our displaced workers with companies who are hiring for positions from entry-level to experienced.”
“Because the LEDA Job Fair has always been a successful event for job seekers and local businesses, we saw the value in transitioning the event to a virtual platform rather than postponing the event to later in the year,” says Ryan LaGrange, LEDA Manager of Workforce Development. “Local companies that have participated in recent virtual job fairs have had success in identifying qualified candidates to fill job openings and we expect similar results with the Virtual LEDA Job Fair.”
The LEDA Job Fair is free to job seekers.
Registration is available at: www.lafayette.org/jobfair.
Job seekers should register via Brazen and fully complete their profiles, including uploading their resumes.
The list of participating employers is updated online daily. Visit www.lafayette.org/jobfair for the latest job fair developments.
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