Looking for employment, making a career change, or new to the area and interested in new employment opportunities? March 8 is your chance to meet with local business owners and corporate and industry employers at the upcoming Lake Charles job fair.

Join the workforce in SWLA as the American Job Center teams up with the Louisiana Workforce Commission to host the annual Quarterly Job Fair. Save the date! It takes place Wednesday, March 8, from 9:30 a.m.- noon, in the Exhibition Hall at the Lake Charles Civic Center(900 Lakeshore Drive.)

Pre-registration is not required. Veterans will be given priority services and are asked to arrive at 9 a.m. before doors open to the public for exclusive access to employers. Remember, you only get one chance to make a first impression. Job seekers are urged to wear business attire and repair for on-the-spot interviews.

A job fair is an excellent place for job seekers to meet face-to-face with employers in a natural setting and under less stressful circumstances. This is the time to shine and discuss various job skills and previous employment. Make sure to bring a current picture ID and plenty of the most recent resume copies.

The early bird gets the worm, so arrive early to ensure the opportunity to meet with all employers at this year's event. Employers who wish to participate in the March 8 job fair are reminded to pre-register by contacting the American Job Center at (337)The721-4010, ext. 5015. There is no cost for employers to participate, but there is a deadline to register, and that is on March 1.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission Mobile unit will be on site for any job seekers needing assistance filling out and submitting online applications, updating/writing/printing resumes, skill assessments, and more during the job fair. The American Job Center serves Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis, and Vernon parishes.

The job fair is funded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Sponsors include the Louisiana Workforce Commission, Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, and the Workforce Development Board.

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