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Job fair scheduled for May

Dozens of the area’s top employers will be on hand to screen candidates for the LEDA job fair on Tuesday, May 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette.

Now in its twenty-seventh year, the LEDA Job Fair is Acadiana’s largest job recruiting event. Since its inception, hundreds of Acadiana’s top employers have successfully recruited candidates at this one-day event.

“As the community emerges from the pandemic, many industries continue to face labor shortages. The LEDA job fair is part of ongoing efforts to connect displaced or underemployed workers with companies that are hiring,” said Mandi D. Mitchell, President and CEO of the Lafayette Economic Development Authority. . “Participating companies will offer jobs ranging from entry-level to experienced, from those requiring little training to those requiring advanced degrees. We are thrilled that some of our recent business attraction and expansion projects – SafeSource Direct, Amazon, CGI and Calls Plus – along with dozens of other regional and local employers are attending the event.

The Electronic Application Station and Mobile Unit, sponsored by the Louisiana Workforce Commission – American Job Center and Acadiana Workforce Solutions, will be available for job seekers to apply for available positions at participating companies, in addition to searching and apply for thousands more jobs. in the region and throughout the state.

“The LEDA Career Fair is a great opportunity to meet face-to-face with hiring managers from multiple employers in one day and in one location,” said Ryan LaGrange, Workforce Development Manager. by LEDA. “Each year we hear success stories following the job fair from job seekers and employers. This event continues to have a huge impact on the community, helping both job seekers and businesses.

The LEDA job fair is free for job seekers. Online pre-registration is available at: Job seekers should dress professionally and bring copies of their resume. The list of participating employers is updated daily. Visit [] for the latest job fair updates.

The LEDA job fair will also offer two on-site seminars for job seekers. Danielle Dayries will present her popular resume writing seminar, How to write a powerful CVat 10:00 a.m. Laurie J. James follows at 11:30 a.m. with The importance of LinkedIn for your job search. Participants are encouraged to arrive early as space for the seminar is limited.

There are still places available for companies wishing to participate in the LEDA Job Fair. Company registration details can be found at []

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