Special Hiring Event Connects Louisiana Veterans to Aviation Careers

BOSSIER CITY, La. – In an effort to connect former military service members with careers that utilize their military training and experience, the nonprofit veterans support organization NextOp is partnering with LED FastStart to host an in-person hiring event for aviation job opportunities in Lafayette, Lake Charles and Shreveport.

The event will take place Thursday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) Building L Room 115, 6220 E. Texas St. in Bossier City. Job seekers can register in advance here, or in person on the day of the event. Attendees are asked to bring a copy of their résumé.

Company representatives will conduct initial screenings and interviews for a variety of positions including A&P mechanics and techs, avionics tech, composite shop mechanic, sheet metal shop mechanic, GSE mechanics, aviation mechanic, quality control, aircraft maintenance manager, aircraft structures tech, interior tech and avionics installer.

Four companies seeking to fill a combined 120 job openings have committed to participate in the career fair to date:

  • Advanced Aero Services (A2S), Shreveport
  •  Citadel Completions, Lake Charles
  •  Aviation Exteriors (AvEx), Lafayette
  •  Western Global Airlines (WGA), Shreveport

LED FastStart hosts numerous virtual and in-person career fairs each year covering a range of industries, from digital/tech to manufacturing. To receive email notifications about future interview events, opt in here.

For more information, contact LED FastStart Recruitment Director Jamie Nakamoto at Jamie.Nakamoto@la.gov or 225.342.1575.

About NextOp
NextOp was founded in 2014 by veterans and industry leaders who sought to build a strong military talent pipeline to industries. Its goal is to bridge the gap between E-3 and E-7 military members and companies looking to hire military talent. Through one-on-one mentorship, NextOp helps transitioning service members and veterans understand how their training and experiences translate into valued qualifications in the workforce after their military commitment.

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