|BATON ROUGE, La. – Registration is now open for an LED FastStart online career fair that will connect job seekers with manufacturing and logistics jobs in 14 cities. The online event will take place Wednesday, September 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. Admission is free, and participants can register in advance or at the start of the event.
Positions to be filled at the career fair include Maintenance Technician, A&P Mechanic, Pipe Fitter, Forklift Operator, Production Worker, Electrician 1, Welder / Fitter, Warehouse Associate, Quality Assurance Manager, Loader, Industrial Painter / Finisher, Driver, Material Handler, Industrial Maintenance Technician and more.
Thirteen companies seeking to fill a combined total of 105 job openings have committed to participate in the career fair to date:
- AFCO, Alexandria
- Aviation Exteriors (Avex), New Iberia
- Bollinger Shipyards, Houma
- Great Southern Wood Preserving, Mansura
- Hubig’s Pies, Jefferson
- Interfor, DeQuincy
- Intralox/Laitram, New Orleans and Hammond
- S&W Wholesale Foods, Hammond
- SafeSource Direct, Broussard
- SNF Flopam, Plaquemine
- Southland Steel, Amite and Greensburg
- Teijin Automotive Technologies, Sarepta
- Weyerhaeuser, Natchitoches
Using the Brazen online events platform, job seekers will have the opportunity to explore employers’ online booths, research companies and find opportunities for which they are best suited. Registrants also can participate in one-on-one, text-based chats with company representatives.
Since the LED FastStart Recruitment platform was launched, over 1,800 job seekers have participated in 23 online career fairs for multiple businesses or individual companies. The fairs have covered a range of industries, from digital/tech to manufacturing. Similar events showcasing other industry sectors are scheduled throughout the year. To receive email notifications about future career fairs, opt-in here.
To register, visit the Brazen registration page. For more information, contact LED FastStart Recruitment Director Jamie Nakamoto at Jamie.Nakamoto@la.gov or 225.342.1575.
Louisiana Economic Development is responsible for strengthening the state’s business environment and creating a more vibrant economy. It is the only state agency in the U.S. accredited by the International Economic Development Council, boasting award-winning programs like LED FastStart, rated the No. 1 customized workforce training program in the U.S. 13 years in a row. In 2021, LED attracted 64 new economic development projects representing over 18,100 new direct and indirect jobs, 9,700 retained jobs and more than $20.5 billion in new capital investment. Explore how LED cultivates jobs and economic opportunity for the people of Louisiana and employers of all sizes at OpportunityLouisiana.com.