Date:March 27, 2007
Contact:Ed Pratt @ (225) 342-3035

Baton Rouge Veterans Job Fair set for April 5

BATON ROUGE –Job and career opportunities will await military veterans who attend the Baton Rouge Veterans Job Fair, sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Labor, from 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 5 at the American Legion, Nicholson Post #38 at 151 S. Wooddale Blvd.

“We will have a large, diverse group of employers participating this year,” said Bob Hartman, local veterans employment representative with the labor department. “They have chosen to participate because they know veterans bring maturity and responsibility to the workplace. Many of these companies have chosen to return because of their success in hiring veterans at past job fairs.”

The fair is open to veterans and their spouses. Veterans must bring a copy of their DD-214 discharge papers, or any form of military identification and should bring copies of their résumé.

Employers confirmed to attend include:

Air Force Reserve

Alcohol Tobacco Control (state)

All Star Automotive Group

American Red Cross

Associated Grocers

Basic Industries

Baton Rouge Community College



Burger King

Cajun Constructors, USA

Job Corps - Carville


Catholic Community Services


City of Baton Rouge

Coastal Truck Driving School

Convergys Corporation

Cox Communications

Louisiana Department of Labor

Louisiana Department of Civil Service

E.S. Services

Fleet Reserve Association

Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc.

Global Santa Fe (offshore)

Global Technology Group

Group Industries

Guaranty Income Life Ins.

Hancock Bank

Holiday Inn Select

Hollywood Casino

Hydrochem Industrial Svcs.


Ikon Office Solutions

J.M. Test Systems

Jacobs Field Services


Lofton Staffing & Security

Louisiana DOTD

LA Dept. of Veterans Affairs

LA Lottery Corporation

Louisiana National Guard

Louisiana State Police

Oceaneering International

Pala Interstate, LLC

Raven’s Shelter

RBC Insurance

Scully Financial

EBR Sheriff’s Office


Step Out Program


Turner Industries

VA Medical Outpatient Clinic

Veteran Affairs State Office

Veterans Upward Bound

Volunteers of America (housing)

United American Insurance

United Blood Services

University of Phoenix



Waste Management

Weiser Security

Wildlife & Fisheries

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

For more information, contact Bob Hartman with the labor department’s veterans unit at (225) 922-1320.

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