Job seekers, employers network at Nunez Job FairMay 3rd, 2013 | By Jessica Gonzalez | Category: Community
“We do this every year, and every year it’s a success,” said Linda Beaucoudray, Human Resources Manager for United Bulk Terminals at Nunez Community College’s 15th annual spring job fair.
Beaucoudray was one of the many employers looking to find top-notch local workers at the April 25 job fair. United Bulk Terminals is currently looking for engineers and mechanics, and Beaucoudray said that looking for qualified candidates is always a little easier in an area like Chalmette, as they are more likely to find someone with the certifications and experience needed for the job.
But the job fair was not only limited to industrial jobs. Several different employers from all over the professional spectrum came to recruit new hires at the job fair, including Acadian Ambulance, the New Orleans Police Department, Avon Products, the Aududon Nature Institute, Regions Bank and more.
Chalmette resident Kristy Hussey is in her second year as culinary student at Nunez but decided to come to the job fair to see what sort of options are available in the job market.
“All you hear from people looking for jobs is that there’s nothing out there, it’s nice to see all of these companies out here just waiting to hire people,” said Hussey.