Louisiana Workforce Commission

Statewide Job Fairs Planned to Support Disability Employment

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October 09, 2017

BATON ROUGE: In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is sponsoring multiple hiring events throughout the state during the month of October.

The 2017 Diversity Works Job Fairs will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on the following dates and locations:

  • October 16 – New Orleans
    • Xavier University
    • 1 Drexel Drive
    • New Orleans, LA 70125
  • October 18 - Baton Rouge
    • Perkins Rowe
    • 10000 Perkins Rowe
    • Baton Rouge, LA 70810
  • October 31 – Shreveport
    • Wyndham Garden Inn
    • 1419 E. 70th Street
    • Shreveport, LA 71105

In Lafayette, the Acadiana Diversity Job Fair will be held on Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Heymann Convention Center. All of the fairs are free and open to the public, but are especially geared towards jobseekers with disabilities.

The 2017 Diversity Works Job Fairs are coordinated by the LWC’s Office of Workforce Development through the Ticket to Work program, which in the last 10 years, helped to employ 15,000 jobseekers with more than 1,500 businesses across Louisiana.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month is led by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy to educate the public about disability employment issues and to celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. To learn more about National Disability Employment Awareness Month, visit https://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/ndeam/.

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