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Date:July 14, 2021
Contact:LWC Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

‘Back to Work Louisiana’ campaign to culminate in statewide job fair next month

BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s newly launched “Back to Work Louisiana” campaign will culminate in a statewide job fair on August 4.

The job fair will bring together employers and future employees in every corner of the state to help get Louisianians back into the workforce. The first 30 minutes at every event will give veterans priority.

“We know that employers are hiring and that people are eager to get back to work,” said LWC Secretary Ava Cates. “This job fair will go a long way in connecting people who have been out of work to life-sustaining careers at a time when they need it the most.”

The job fairs will take place as follows:

• Alexandria, Randolph Riverfront Center, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

• Baton Rouge, Raising Cane’s River Center, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

• Houma, Municipal Auditorium, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

• Lafayette, Cajun Dome, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

• Lake Charles, Civic Center, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

• Monroe, Monroe Civic Center, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

• New Orleans, Ernest Morial Convention Center, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

• Shreveport, Shreveport Convention Center, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

The “Back to Work Louisiana” campaign is helping the economy rebound by connecting job seekers with the careers they need to keep a roof over their heads and put food on the table for their families. There are thousands of opportunities out there for all types of industries, and this job fair is designed to help fill those positions quickly.

“The Back to Work Louisiana job fair was designed with employers and employees in mind,” said Cates. “We know the pandemic has made the past 18 months challenging for so many across our state. This job fair and this campaign helps fulfill LWC’s core purpose which is putting people to work.”

For more information about “Back to Work Louisiana,” click here. For employers wanting to register to be a part of the job fair, click here .

The experts at Kuder are offering free webinars for all Louisianans getting started on their career recovery journey with Hope Central™. Register now to prepare for the upcoming Louisiana job fairs, create a dynamic resume, learn networking tips, and more.

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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