Calcasieu job fair brings out 300

By By Lance Traweek / American Press

With unemployment at 6.8 percent in Calcasieu

Parish, more than 300 job seekers and 21 area businesses participated

in the final 2012 quarterly recruiting event Wednesday

at the Calcasieu Business and Career Solutions Center in Lake Charles.

The job fair was sponsored by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, the Workforce Investment Board and the Louisiana Workforce


“We cater to job seekers and

employers,” Stephanie Seemion, director of the Calcasieu Parish

Consortium, said after the job

fair. “Today’s job fair was a success from the perspective of the

job seekers and the employers. We had a very good turnout.”

Employers included area casinos, grocery stores and refineries. Representatives of retail stores sought seasonal help for

the holidays.

The Calcasieu Business and Career Solutions Center is at 2424 Third St. and sits along a city bus route. Seemion recommended

that job seekers use the facility and its services.

She said the center’s website is an excellent source for employment information and that job seekers should visit it and fill

out an application. The next job fair, which is free, will be Jan. 9.