Community partners from Lake Charles to Lafayette are working together to address workforce needs in south Louisiana following job reductions by energy, construction and manufacturing companies in the region. The second Industrial Trades Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, February 22.
Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA), LED FastStart®, Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) and One Acadiana will host the event at the Cajundome Convention Center, 444 Cajundome Blvd in Lafayette, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
“I thank these agencies involved for being proactive and creating opportunities for local workers through this career fair,” says Joel Robideaux, Lafayette Mayor-President. “Recognizing that a robust economy is important to us all, jobs are even more important to ensure a quality of life for individuals and their families.”
Companies participating at the event are hiring for industrial positions across south Louisiana, including: pipefitter, electrician, ironworker, painter, equipment operator, scaffolders, welder, instrument technician, carpenter, and others.
Participating companies include contractors who are building LNG plants such as CB&I and Pala Group as well as industrial plants and other contractors such as Brock Services, Excel Contractors, and more. Ernest P Breaux Electrical and Louisiana CAT are also among local participating employers.
“There are numerous opportunities along the I-10 corridor from Lake Charles to Baton Rouge for displaced energy, construction and manufacturing workers and for our businesses,” says Gregg Gothreaux, President and CEO of LEDA. “Our organizations continue to identify companies working on these industrial projects and connect them with our displaced workers.”