Job fair helps revive hospitality sector workforce

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Posted at 7:50 AM, May 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-18 20:32:05-04

LAFAYETTE, La. — Despite the flooding rains that drenched most of Acadiana on Monday, the Lafayette Hospitality Job Fair will take place today as scheduled.

Lafayette Economic Development Authority is encouraging employers and job seekers to use their best judgement in determining if they can safely travel to the event.

The job fair will take place from 9:00 am until noon at the Cajundome Convention Center, 444 Cajundome Blvd.

“It is encouraging that the hospitality sector is beginning to rebound after being the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Ben Berthelot, President and CEO of the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission. “We are pleased to partner with LEDA and the Cajundome to be a part of the solution to finding workers for this important piece of our economy.”

Job seekers will be able to meet with hiring managers from a variety of local businesses that are currently hiring for openings in food service, production staff, maintenance, management, housekeeping, guest services, and more.

“After this past year, we feel like we can finally see some light at the end of tunnel,” said Casey White, CAJUNDOME Marketing Director. “We look forward to this new event partnership and are excited to recruit employees alongside our fellow industry colleagues as the demand for events and tourism rebounds in Acadiana.”

The event will align with social distancing guidelines including larger booths and larger aisles. Personal protective equipment will be made available to recruiters and job seekers.

Pre-registration is not required for the event. A current list of participating employers is available at

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