Flash Career Fair Successes – Plus A New Opportunity!

Earlier this month, Councilmember LaToya Cantrell hosted a Flash Career Fair and gave participants the opportunity to meet with employers from the city’s largest industry – hospitality and tourism.

The career fair was held at IDIYA, a workshop and design studio for DIYers, and featured a one-on-one session with a professional resume strategist to help revamp their resume and find work in hospitality fields. Several local tourism businesses participated in the fair, providing interested applicants with the necessary applications and informational materials to help streamline the job-seeking process.

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Job seekers and business professionals chat at Flash Career Fair on June 22.

At Flash Career Fair, prospects were able to fill out applications on the spot, introduce themselves to human resources employees, and submit job applications all in a convenient and casual environment.

Councilmember Latoya Cantrell’s team, whose District B was the site of the career fair, even took the initiative to knock on doors in the neighborhood and bring potential hires along to take a closer look at all Flash Career Fair had to offer.

“This Flash Career Fair is a unique approach to supplying the ever-growing demand for hospitality and tourism employees in the city,” Cantrell says. “Together, New Orleans will continue to work in addressing the needs of the community.” 

If you missed this exciting opportunity, don’t worry: there’s an additional Flash Career Fair happening in July, and we’ll keep you up-to-date on all the details. Like the first fair, sponsors will include New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), New Orleans Tourism & Marketing Corporation, the Broadmoor Improvement Association, IDIYA, and Councilmember LaToya Cantrell. With more than 80,000 employees and growing, the tourism industry offers a range of jobs for all skill levels and is always seeking qualified applicants.

“We are excited to partner with members of the hospitality and tourism industry to bring job opportunities to the community,” says Cheryl Teamer, the senior vice president of public affairs at the CVB. “We want to extend these flash fairs to all City Council districts in New Orleans, so everyone has an opportunity to apply for these open positions.”

Stay tuned for more details on the next Flash Career Fair happening on July 15.