AcadianaOpportunity addressing workforce needs in Louisiana

LAFAYETTE, La. — Community partners from Lake Charles to Lafayette are working together to address workforce needs in south Louisiana following job reductions by energy, construction and manufacturing companies in the region. The latest effort in that collaboration is is an online portal connecting people with training opportunities and new jobs. The site is a collaborative effort between Louisiana Economic Development, Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA), One Acadiana, Louisiana Workforce Commission along with the two Workforce Development Boards in the region, Louisiana Job Connection, and South Louisiana Community College (SLCC).

“There are numerous opportunities along the I-10 corridor from Lake Charles to Baton Rouge for displaced energy, construction and manufacturing workers and for our businesses,” says Gregg Gothreaux, President and CEO of LEDA. “The Acadiana Workforce Opportunities Initiative is another illustration of the collaborative nature of our community. Our organizations will continue to identify companies who are actively hiring and connect them with our displaced workers.”

To sign up or get more information, go to today.

Source: Lafayette Economic Development Authority

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