Date:November 28, 2012
Contact:Media Relations @ (225) 342-3035

Area employers encouraged to participate in Alexandria job fair for ex-Hostess Brands workers

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is encouraging Alexandria-area businesses of all types looking to fill positions to participate in a job fair Wednesday, Dec. 5, for workers affected by the closure of Hostess Brands Inc.

The job fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Central Louisiana Business Incubator, 1501-A Wimbledon Drive.

Employers seeking to hire workers with transferrable skills, customer service and production experience, as well as those looking for sales representatives and accountants are encouraged to attend.

Former Hostess Brands employees should bring copies of their résumé, a valid driver’s license or identification, and should be prepared to interview. LWC’s mobile unit, a customized RV fitted with computers and internet access, will also be available for individuals to complete online applications.

The LWC is partnering with the Rapides Business and Career Solutions Center, Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance and Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce for this job fair.

Employers interested in participating in this no-cost event should register by contacting LWC staff member, Jeannie Tinker via email at or by calling either 318-251-5060 or 318-801-5080.

For more information about LWC services, visit Louisiana’s employment homepage at

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