June 10 Job Fair To Target Rehiring Of Displaced Oilfield Workers

Louisiana Image SCHRIEVER, La. — Partners in the Bayou Region of Louisiana today announced a new effort to help workers affected by oil and gas industry downsizing to find rapid training options and new jobs in South Louisiana. BayouOpportunity.com, a newly launched website, will serve as a gateway to employment opportunities. Job seekers may register there for a major Industrial Trades Job Fair, which will be conducted June 10 at the main campus of Fletcher Technical Community College in Schriever, between Houma and Thibodaux.

In addition to job fair information, the BayouOpportunity.com website will provide links for career help from the Louisiana Workforce Commission and its LaWorks.net website, Louisiana Economic Development’s LouisianaJobConnection.com employment portal, and training resources. Details were announced today in a news conference at Fletcher Technical Community College, where the college’s Vice Chancellor of Workforce Development, Cindy Poskey, joined LED Secretary Don Pierson and President and CEO Vic Lafont of the South Louisiana Economic Council.

“Louisiana’s oil and gas workers have made tremendous contributions to our state’s economy over the years, and we are committed to helping them navigate this temporary downturn in their industry,” Gov. John Bel Edwards said. “LED and its regional and local partners have an array of valuable resources for matching our skilled workers with available jobs throughout South Louisiana. Our goal is to get all of our dedicated oil and gas workers back on the job as quickly as possible.”

The June 10 job fair in Schriever will feature companies with immediate openings in Lake Charles, Baton Rouge, New Orleans and elsewhere in South Louisiana. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, June 10 at the main campus of Fletcher Technical Community College, 1407 La. HighwOil field workersay 311, in Schriever. Job seekers with oil and gas experience are encouraged to attend with résumés in hand. Registration is available at BayouOpportunity.com.

“Fletcher Technical Community College is honored to serve as the host institution for the upcoming Bayou Region job fair on June 10th,” Fletcher Chancellor Kristine Strickland said. “We hope this event will provide opportunities for members of our community who have been displaced due to the downturn in the oil and gas industry to find employment or training.  A core activity of Fletcher Technical Community College is to provide workforce training and opportunities for individuals to find employment in high-demand/high-wage jobs.  We know that the Bayou Region job fair will provide such an opportunity to our community.  We encourage everyone to register and attend this important event.”


More information available at http://www.opportunitylouisiana.com