BATON ROUGE, La. — LED FastStart® and seven Louisiana technology employers will conduct a Virtual Career Fair later this month for job candidates in software development, information technology, and video and game design. Job seekers should register in advance at the event landing page, where they may view positions available in four Louisiana cities.
The Virtual Career Fair will take place Wednesday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. About 140 positions are available for mid-level professionals with at least three years’ experience. After registering and signing in to the virtual career fair on Brazen.com, job seekers will be able to explore the employers’ virtual booths, learn more about the companies and see what opportunities are available. Job seekers then can participate in one-on-one text-based chats with company representatives, and may also have an opportunity for a video conference.
“Louisiana’s software and IT sector continues to grow, and excellent career opportunities are available across the state,” said LED FastStart Executive Director Paul Helton. “Leading companies in Louisiana are seeking individuals who are certified in high-demand technology skills, as well as other computer science and STEM professionals. Our LED FastStart team is supporting the recruitment, screening and orientation process for these efforts. This will enable participating employers and their job candidates to experience a seamless process for advancing tech careers throughout Louisiana.”
Participating companies include:
- CGI (Lafayette)
- DXC Technology (New Orleans)
- High Voltage (New Orleans)
- Netchex (Covington)
- Perficient (Lafayette)
- Pixel Dash Studios (Baton Rouge)
- SchoolMint (Lafayette)
Positions are available for lead ETL developer, senior .net developer, Azure data engineer, senior Java developer, application developer, business systems analyst, junior DevOps engineer, associate software engineer, Google cloud engineer, principal cloud engineer, senior systems administrator, DevSecOps engineer II, director of software development, technical animator, gameplay programmer, UI artist, lead game designer and game software engineer.
Remote work options within Louisiana are available for some positions.
“These Louisiana companies have great opportunities available in a range of technology fields,” LED FastStart Director of Recruitment Jamie Nakamoto said. “Our virtual career fairs have proven to be a user-friendly experience. Participants can pre-register, learn about the participating companies and explore the skills and positions being sought. During the event, they can connect via text-based chats with representatives of each company to discuss job opportunities.”
Through strategic partnerships linking Louisiana’s higher education campuses with leading technology employers, Louisiana has created more than 20,000 new technology jobs in the past decade. Those partnerships are being funded through more $300 million in investments beyond regular funding at Louisiana’s colleges and universities.
About LED FastStart
LED FastStart works with new and expanding companies in target industries to tailor comprehensive recruitment, training and workforce solutions. LED FastStart’s custom solutions ensure that employees are fully prepared from day one of a project launch. LED FastStart is the only U.S. program to be ranked No. 1 since Business Facilities introduced the Workforce Training Leaders category in 2010. For more information, visit OpportunityLouisiana.com/FastStart.