Date:April 27, 2012
Contact:Media Relations @ (225) 342-3035

Job Fair Geared for Generations X, Y and Z Job Seekers
Employers representing various industry set to participate

Multiple generations of Louisiana job seekers looking for career opportunities are encouraged to attend a job fair sponsored by U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy.

The 2012 Jobs Fair: Including Jobs for Generations X, Y and Z will take place Thursday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Baton Rouge Marriott, 5500 Hilton Avenue, Baton Rouge.

“There are tremendous job opportunities for people here and now in Louisiana,” said Cassidy. “This fair will connect local residents with employers who are looking to hire people immediately.”

More than 40 employers seeking to fill positions in the petrochemical, manufacturing, heavy industry and health care fields, as well as other sectors are set to participate. The job fair will also include companies who provide job search resources, information and expertise.

"Baton Rouge’s unemployment rate was 7.0 percent in March," said Louisiana Workforce Commission Executive Director Curt Eysink. "Private sector growth by area employers has fueled employment opportunities for local residents and the agency is excited to partner with Congressman Cassidy to help make the connection between people looking for work and employers looking to hire."

LWC will provide a mobile unit onsite to offer a range of services including assistance with applying for potential jobs, labor market information and online job search assistance. Staff from the Baton Rouge Business and Career Solutions Center will also have an informational resource booth.

LWC services are offered at no cost to job seekers and participating employers.

Congressman Cassidy represents Louisiana's Sixth Congressional District in the House of Representatives and is committed to providing and creating jobs for the Baton Rouge community. He is a lifelong public servant, physician, teacher, community leader, husband and father.

For more information, contact Ms. Dale Marioneaux with Cassidy’s Baton Rouge office at 225-929-7711.

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