After a year of virtual events, one job fair is coming back to the Cajundome Convention Center. 

The LEDA Job Fair is going back to a full in-person event this year. The event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Cajundome Convention Center. 

This is the largest job fair in Acadiana and in its twenty-sixth year run this event has helped hundreds of Acadiana residents find the perfect job opportunity. 

In an interview with KATC, Gregg Gothreaux, LEDA President and CEO explained, “This Job Fair is part of ongoing efforts in the region to connect displaced or underemployed workers with companies that are hiring. The participating companies offer jobs ranging from entry-level to experienced, from those needing little training to those requiring advanced degrees.”

Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Job seekers will be able to apply on-site with participating companies as well as search for jobs in the region and throughout the state. Job seekers should dress professionally and bring copies of their resumes with them to the job fair.

The LEDA Job Fair is free to job seekers and online pre-registration is available at:

In preparation for the job fair, LEDA is also hosting a Job Fair Prep Workshop on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at 9:00 am. This event will help job seekers make the most of their job search and get them ready for the LEDA Job Fair. Laurie J. James will present Positioning Your Resume for Success and Danielle Dayries, with DMD & Associates, will present LinkedIn: The Job Leads Magnet. Pre-registration is required as seating is limited. Register at

Job Fair
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To see the list of participating employers visit

There is still space available for companies that would like to participate in the LEDA Job Fair. Company registration details can be found at

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