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Life in Louisiana after graduation

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BATON ROUGE- Graduation season is coming to the close, and thousands of graduates are starting the job search.

Louisiana has one of the fastest growing job markets in the country, and it's expected to sustain that growth for at least the next eight years. The career field is looking especially bright for students graduating in medical, engineering, construction, and manufacturing fields.

"We have come out of the recession like gang-busters," says Curt Eysink, from the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

Jesse Downs, from LSU's Olinde Career Center, says many employers around the state are looking to hire fresh faces.

"Employers are projected to hire more students than they thought they would a year ago," said Downs. "It's a great time to be graduating."

Starting at the beginning of June, Mayor Kip Holden will be hosting a series of small business and recruitment events. He's focused on helping small businesses, minority groups, and people seeking employment.

You can register for the classes here.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission has information about upcoming job fairs on their website.

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