1,000 Job Seekers Attend Lafayette Career Fair

LAFAYETTE, LA (AP) — More than 1,000 job seekers pressed into the Cajundome for a Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil & Gas Exposition career fair.

         The Advertiser’s Ken Stickney reports many of the job seekers expressed confidence that the long-term outlook for industry employment remains bright, despite a recent steep drop in oil prices.

         Angela Cring, LAGCOE executive director, says if someone really wants to work, they can find a job in the industry.

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         Many job seekers reflected that confidence as they made their way through 28 booths of hiring companies Wednesday that were seeking myriad industry jobs: drivers, safety specialists, mechanics and engineers, among others.

         John Fisher, due to graduate the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's engineering program Dec. 15, said he's optimistic about oil and gas and ready for a job that would focus on drilling.

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