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Date:February 9, 2007
Contact:Ed Pratt @ (225) 234-3035

Labor Department to co-sponsor job fair for St. Landry and Evangeline Parishes

OPELOUSAS –Area employers with job openings will recruit workers at a job fair for St. Landry and Evangeline Parishes from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at Louisiana Technical College – T.H. Harris Campus at 322 W. South St.

The job fair is open to the public but is targeted to the recently laid-off employees of Martco Limited Partnership’s OSB (oriented strand board) operations facility in LeMoyen. The company closed its OSB operations on Jan. 30, 2007.

The Louisiana Department of Labor’s Rapid Response Unit is co-sponsoring the event and is working with Martco to provide other transitional services to the affected employees.

Other sponsors include Workforce Investment Board, Acadiana Works, Inc., Opelousas-St. Landry and Ville Platte Chambers of Commerce, Louisiana Technical College – T.H. Harris Campus and St. Landry Economic & Industrial Development District.

Employers interested in participating should contact Brenda Berken-Smith or Paula DeValcourt with the Louisiana Department of Labor at (337) 948-1377.

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