Many are still searching for jobs following the historic downturn of the oil and gas industry and the Lafayette Economic Development Authority, One Acadiana and other groups are working to assist those displaced workers find their next job.
Hundreds showed up to the second annual industrial trades career fair at the Cajundome Convention Center.
In attendance were more than 15 companies with openings across the Acadiana Region.
"The Industrial Trades events allows them to connect with positions that might allow them to use their transferrable skills into other areas to continue working and providing for their families here in the local area." said Ryan Lagrange of LEDA.
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