This is Louisiana Workforce Week and all week long the Louisiana Workforce Commission is hosting a series of online and virtual job fairs to help employers find willing workers and to give willing workers a great leg up on gainful employment.

The job fairs are done online at the Louisiana Workforce Commission website. Each day the job fair will focus on one particular aspect of employment. Today, May 25th, the job fair will feature employers who are looking to place workers in the healthcare industry.

You can participate in the job fair free of charge but you must register. As a reminder, today's healthcare job fair will run from 9 am to 12 noon. And, for those who are currently unemployed, participating in the job fair will count toward your work search requirement.

Here is the link to join or to register for the Job Fair. 

At last report officials with the Louisiana Workforce Commission said that more than 1,000 applicants had preregistered for the fair. By the way, tomorrow, May 26th, the job fair will focus on jobs in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry. I can tell you from first-hand experience, there are a lot of great-paying jobs that need to be filled in that industry since so much of it was shut down by the pandemic.

And, here's a word to the wise as well, everyone who is currently sitting at home and satisfied with their current government unemployment stipends is going to get a rude awakening in a few months. All of a sudden those benefits will run out and all of the better jobs will be taken. So, act now and secure a position in a job that you can love making the kind of money you want to make, instead of settling for a job you don't like at a pay rate that is disappointing. 

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