New site connects job seekers with thousands of open positions
‘Game-changer’ matches resumes with perfect job
Louisiana Job Connection (www.louisianajobconnection.com) began operation on Monday. The online job platform promises to serve as a matchmaker of sorts by allowing job seekers to create a profile on the website that includes their work history and skill set. Potential employers will then be able to comb through the candidate pool to identify those who have the proper qualifications for open positions.
According to Louisiana Economic Development, who operates the website, more than 1,000 employers have already posted jobs on the website and they believe that number will grow to several thousand by the end of the year.
“That is one of the primary reasons we engage in economic development and recruit and expand business so that our local residents can get employed and ensure a higher quality of life now,” Corey Faucheux, director of Economic Development and Tourism for St. Charles Parish, said.
Faucheux said the website will help local residents get jobs in industry-heavy St. Charles Parish.
“This is just one more effort in a larger focus to develop local talent and to take that extra step to get our local residents employed,” he said. “It kills two birds with one stone. It helps employers recruit the workforce they need and it gets folks out in front of those employers who are seeking candidates.”
Tommy Scott III, investment board director for the River Parishes office of the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC), said Louisiana Job Connection will be a game-changer for both employers and those looking for jobs.
“In the region I believe what it will do is play an important role in career pathways. It will take an assessment of skills and interests and point them towards careers in their interests and skill sets,” he said.
Scott called the new website a great tool for the state’s workforce.
“We anticipate a huge rate of interest in the site and what it can offer. It is really an alternate tool for job seekers,” he said. “It will allow job seekers to see if they want to pursue another career path or what type of training they will need to purse a career path.”
For those who do not have computer access, Scott said the LWC can help.
“Our computers are open to the public for anything job related, including resume building or job searching,” he said.
The St. Charles Parish Business & Career Solutions Center, part of the LWC, is located at 737 Paul Maillard Road, Suite 2A in Luling. The location is open Monday through Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. They are open Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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