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Veterans get job fair priority

3 years 4 months 1 week ago October 17, 2013 Oct 17, 2013 Thursday, October 17 2013 October 17, 2013 9:17 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Organizers of an upcoming job fair in Baton Rouge said veterans will get priority access to recruiters.

The EBR Mayor's Baton Rouge Business and Career Solutions Center will host 91 companies at the fair on Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge.

"Our goal is to connect job seekers, especially our veterans, with employers currently hiring in the Baton Rouge and surrounding areas," said Penny LeDuff-Collins with the Career Solutions Center.

The first two hours of the Job Fair, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., will be reserved for veterans who are seeking employment. The doors will open to the general public beginning at 11:00 a.m., but veterans are also welcome to participate during the final two hours of the event.

Job seekers can also bring their resumes on USB flash drives to apply to jobs online using the LWC's mobile office.

"It's a 40-foot-long Recreational Vehicle with 13 computer terminals in it, along with satellite access and internet access," said Bob Hartman, who works with disabled veterans for LWC. "If they want to apply while they are there, they can jump online right then."

For additional information about the Job Fair, contact either Bob Hartman at (225) 922-1320 or Rhartman@lwc.la.gov or Kenny Lynch at (225) 358-4593 or Klynch@lwc.la.gov.


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