LWC Hosts Statewide Youth Job Fairs


LWC hosts statewide youth job fairs; national retailer among top employers

Several locations of the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC)‟s Business and Career Solutions Centers (BCSCs) will host job fairs this month for out-of-school youth ages 18-24. The event is designed to supply young adults with employment opportunities and possible career pathways.

The Recruitment Day will take place on Thursday, September 21 from 3-6 p.m. at BCSCs in the following areas:

Southeast Region: New Orleans, Luling, LaPlace

Capital Region: Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Hammond, Walker, Bogalusa

Acadiana Region: Lafayette, Crowley, New Iberia, Opelousas, Franklin, Houma

Southwest Region: Lake Charles, DeRidder

Central Region: Alexandria, Ferriday, Marksville

Northwest Region: Shreveport, Bossier City

Northeast Region: Monroe, Bastrop, Winnsboro, Jonesboro

One of the companies expected to participate is national retailer, Walmart. They are looking to fill both full and part-time positions for cashiers, second and third shift stockers, cart attendants and maintenance. For many youth, a seasonal or part-time job during the holidays is more than just extra spending money, but an opportunity to earn and learn.

“We are thrilled to coordinate this endeavor with our local offices. Providing job opportunities for Louisiana‟ young adult population is necessary for their professional development and for the state‟ economy,” said LWC Executive Director Ava Dejoie. “We appreciate the opportunity to partner with local businesses as well as national retailers to make this job fair a success.”

The LWC has 59 BCSCs across Louisiana that provide a variety of employment services to job seekers. To locate the nearest BCSC in your area, visit www.laworks.net and select „usiness and Career Solutions Center‟from the top menu. A full list of centers participating in this hiring event can be found below.

Southeast Region:

 JOB1 Career Center and Youth Works: 3400 Tulane Ave., 2nd floor, New Orleans

St. Charles BCSC: 737 Paul Maillard Rd., Suite 2A, Luling

 St. John BCSC: 975 Cambridge Dr., LaPlace


Capital Region:

 McKinley Alumni Center: 1520 Thomas H. Delpit Dr., Baton Rouge

Ascension BCSC: 1721 South Burnside Ave., Gonzales

Livingston BCSC: 9384 Florida Blvd., Suite B, Walker

Tangipahoa/St. Helena BCSC: 1745 SW Railroad Ave., Suite 201, Hammond

Washington BCSC: 420 Ave. B, Bogalusa


Acadiana Region:

 Lafayette BCSC: 706 E. Vermillion St., Lafayette

Acadia BCSC: 11 N. Parkerson Ave., Crowley

Iberia BCSC: 601 Ember Dr., New Iberia

St. Landry BCSC: 1065 Hwy. 749, Opelousas

St. Mary – West BCSC: 600 Main St., Franklin

Terrebonne BCSC: 807 Barrow St., Houma


Southwest Region:

 Calcasieu BCSC: 2424 Third St. Lake Charles

Beauregard BCSC: 1102 West First St., DeRidder


Central Region:

 Rapides BCSC: 5610-B Coliseum Blvd., Alexandria

Concordia BCSC: 107 N.E.E. Wallace Blvd., Ferriday

Avoyelles BCSC: 320 Cottage St., Marksville


Northwest Region:

 Caddo BCSC: 2121 Fairfield Ave., Suite 100, Shreveport

Bossier BCSC: 4000 Viking Dr., B-1, Bossier City


Northeast Region:

 Ouachita BCSC: 1162 Oliver Rd., Suite 9, Monroe

Morehouse BCSC: 250 Holt St., Bastrop

Franklin BCSC: 3290 Front St., Winnsboro

Jackson BCSC: 236 Industrial Dr., Jonesboro

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.