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Date:October 9, 2017
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Statewide job fairs planned to support disability employment

BATON ROUGE – In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is sponsoring multiple hiring events throughout the state during the month of October.

The 2017 Diversity Works Job Fairs will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on the following dates and locations:

October 16 – New Orleans

Xavier University

1 Drexel Drive

New Orleans, LA 70125

October 18 - Baton Rouge

Perkins Rowe

10000 Perkins Rowe

Baton Rouge, LA 70810

October 31 – Shreveport

Wyndham Garden Inn

1419 E. 70th Street

Shreveport, LA 71105

In Lafayette, the Acadiana Diversity Job Fair will be held on Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Heymann Convention Center. All of the fairs are free and open to the public, but are especially geared towards jobseekers with disabilities.

The 2017 Diversity Works Job Fairs are coordinated by the LWC’s Office of Workforce Development through the Ticket to Work program, which in the last 10 years, helped to employ 15,000 jobseekers with more than 1,500 businesses across Louisiana.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month is led by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy to educate the public about disability employment issues and to celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. To learn more about National Disability Employment Awareness Month, visit https://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/ndeam/.

About The Louisiana Workforce Commission

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is an agency of state government that administers programs designed to enhance workforce growth and provide family-sustaining jobs for Louisiana residents. The commission monitors employment, administers unemployment compensation and tax funds, provides training resources for employers and employees and oversees worker compensation benefits. The agency also gathers and supplies information on the labor market and occupational sectors in Louisiana.

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