Date:January 9, 2013
Contact:Media Relations @ (225) 342-3035

Workers needed for fabric and craft store opening in Slidell
Company looking to hire more than 50 employees

A two-day job fair will be held for Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, which is looking to hire 50 to 60 employees to fill various positions for a new location in Slidell. The store is expected to open in March near the Northshore Square Mall.

The job fair will be held Jan. 21 and 22 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Slidell City Hall, 2055 Second St.

Prior to the job fair, interested job seekers are encouraged to visit the St. Tammany Business and Career Solutions Center, 524 Gause Blvd., Slidell, to work on interviewing and resume building skills. At the job fair, potential applicants will be interviewed on the spot. Applicants are encouraged to dress professionally.

Applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalency; be 18 years of age or older and able to work days, nights, weekends and holidays. Potential job seekers must be willing and have the ability to stand, kneel and bend for two to eight hours at a time, and must be able to lift up to 40 pounds. Applicants should have a great attitude and high-energy personality. Experience in retail and merchandising is preferred but not necessary.

Starting with a single retail store in Cleveland, Ohio, Jo-Ann has been delivering sewing and crafting products for more than 65 years. Jo-Ann is the nation's largest specialty retailer of fabrics and one of the largest specialty retailers of crafts. The company offers flexible scheduling, great pay, benefits and an outstanding employee discount. The company offers competitive wages, 401(k) plan, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, vacation, and other benefits. To learn more about the company visit,

For more information about the job fair, which is sponsored by the St. Tammany Business and Career Solutions Center, contact Jennifer Impastato by email, or call 985-646-6410.

LWC services are offered at no cost to employers and participating job seekers. To learn more, visit Louisiana’s employment homepage,

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