BATON ROUGE – High school students in East Baton Rouge Parish can get a head start this weekend on applying to jobs while also doing their part in the fight against COVID-19 in Louisiana. The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is excited to provide an opportunity for EBR students to get vaccinated and find a future employer. The LWC is co-sponsoring the event with Senator Regina Barrow, Representative Barbra Carpenter, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, BREC and Employ BR.
“After such a challenging year for students, this is a chance for them to explore their options after high school and connect them with the right resources to help achieve their goals,” said LWC Secretary Ava Cates. “The younger generation is our future. It is important that we protect them against anything that could stand in their way. Every step we can take to get people vaccinated and back to work in Louisiana is step forward for our state.”
The job fair and vaccine drive takes place this Saturday (May 1, 2021) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at IBEW 995 on 8181 Tom Drive in Baton Rouge. Students have a chance to win a number of door prizes simply by attending. Representatives from the Baton Rouge Fire Department, Acadian Ambulance, BREC, and other local employers will be available to meet with students about prospective careers. Students will also have the opportunity to explore a number of the LWC’s apprenticeship programs for equipment operators, electricians, and plumbers.
Students that are 16 years or older can register for the vaccine ahead of time here. A parent/guardian must be present to sign for students under 18 years old.
Face masks and social distancing will be required for all attendees.
About the Louisiana Workforce Commission
The Louisiana Workforce Commission is an agency of state government that administers programs designed to enhance workforce growth and provide family-sustaining jobs for Louisiana residents. The commission monitors employment, administers unemployment compensation and tax funds, provides training resources for employers and employees, and oversees worker compensation benefits. The agency also gathers and supplies information on the labor market and occupational sectors in Louisiana.
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