If you need a job or want a job, this is your week to get a job in Louisiana. That appears to be the stand the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is taking on getting Louisiana residents back to work following the shutdowns of the coronavirus pandemic. The Louisiana Workforce Commission is hosting a series of virtual job fairs every day this week. Each day's job fair will focus on a different area of employment.

LWC says that more than 100 employers will be offering thousands of jobs during the course of these job fairs. Many of the positions are for immediate openings so those willing to work can get started sooner than later. By the way, if you are currently unemployed and on benefits, these job fairs would count toward your work search requirement.

Here is the schedule and focus for each day's job fair.

Monday, May 24th: Manufacturing, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25th: Healthcare, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wednesday, May 26th: Hospitality and Tourism, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday, May 27th: Transportation, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday, May 28th: IT & Apprenticeships, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

You may sign up for any or all of these job fairs by following this link to the Louisiana Workforce Commission website.

Officials with the Louisiana Workforce Commission say over 1,000 prospective job seekers have already pre-registered for the job fair. While registration is necessary, you do not have to sign up for the job fairs days in advance. You may sign up on the day of the fair or fairs in which you choose to participate.

Many employers across the state have cited issues in finding employees. In fact, several businesses say they can't open to full capacity because of the lack of qualified help. Many have blamed the worker shortage on the enhanced unemployment benefits that were introduced to aid people through the pandemic. However, those extra benefits are set to run out in a few months, so the time to find gainful employment is now.

I don't know if they will have one of these jobs available at the job fairs but, if you can land one, these appear to be pretty darn lucrative.

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