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Louisiana Businesses Attract Candidates with Virtual Career Fairs

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Louisiana Businesses Attract Candidates with Virtual Career Fairs

Workers exploring opportunities during the pandemic demand remote options for connecting with companies. LED FastStart responded quickly and creatively to that seismic workforce shift by facilitating virtual career fairs for dozens of companies hiring in Louisiana.

Targeted job seekers register through LED FastStart’s online recruiting portal, where they explore details about hiring companies and the skill sets being sought. During the events, candidates navigate from one virtual booth to another, interacting via chat or videoconference with representatives from different companies or, for single-company events, with hiring managers from different departments.

“LED FastStart realized that we needed to change course and in doing that came up with a virtual job fair platform, and it worked really well. We were really appreciative of the fact that they thought out of the box and tried to come up with a new way for us to do this. It was the best way to recruit, and what it also allowed us to do is to be able to continue to have our name out there and continue to have those events because they were important.”

Dianne Porter, Director of Operations - CGI

More than 30 companies participated in LED FastStart virtual career fairs in 2022, allowing them to screen a large pool of qualified candidates who might never have engaged them otherwise.

Companies that participated in LED FastStart Virtual Career Fairs in 2022:

- Advanced Call Center Technologies – Shreveport, Customer Service

- AFCO – Alexandria, Manufacturing and Logistics

- Aviation Exteriors – New Iberia, Manufacturing and Logistics

- BENTELER Steel/Tube Manufacturing Corp. – Shreveport, Manufacturing and Logistics

- Bollinger Houma Shipyard – Houma, Manufacturing and Logistics

- Calls Plus – Lafayette, Customer Service

- Canfor Southern Pine – DeRidder, Manufacturing and Logistics

- CGI – Lafayette, Digital and Tech

- Citadel Completions – Lake Charles, Software and Tech

- Click Here Digital – Baton Rouge, Customer Service

- DXC Technology – New Orleans, Software and Tech

- EVA – New Orleans, Software and Tech

- GDIT – Bossier City, Customer Service

- General Informatics – Baton Rouge, Digital and Tech

- Global Data Systems – Lafayette, Software and Tech

- Great Southern Wood Preserving – Mansura, Manufacturing and Logistics

- Hubig's Pies – New Orleans, Manufacturing and Logistics

- IBM – Baton Rouge and Monroe, Digital and Tech

- Interfor – DeQuincy, Manufacturing and Logistics

- Intralox – New Orleans, Manufacturing and Logistics

- LHC Group – Lafayette, Software and Tech

- Netchex – Covington, Customer Service

- Perficient – Lafayette, Software and Tech

- Performance Software – New Orleans, Software and Tech

- Premier Health – Baton Rouge, Customer Service

- Prokeep – New Orleans, Digital and Tech

- S&W Wholesale Foods – Hammond, Manufacturing and Logistics

- SafeSource Direct – Lafayette, Manufacturing and Logistics

- SchoolMint – Lafayette, Software and Tech

- SCI – New Orleans, Customer Service

- SNF Flopam – Plaquemine, Manufacturing and Logistics

- Southland Steel – Amite and Greensburg, Manufacturing and Logistics

- StrikerVR – New Orleans, Digital and Tech

- Teijin Automotive Technologies – Sarepta, Manufacturing and Logistics

- Weyerhaeuser – Natchitoches, Manufacturing and Logistics