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Annual LEDA Job Fair Scheduled for May 10

Dozens of the region’s top employers will be on hand to screen candidates at the Lafayette Economic Development Authority Job Fair from 9 am to 2 pm on May 10 at the Cajundome Convention Center.

Now in its 27th year, the job fair is Acadiana’s largest job hiring event. Since its inception, hundreds of Acadiana’s top employers have successfully recruited job candidates at the one-day event.

The E-Application Station and mobile unit, sponsored by the Louisiana Workforce Commission, American Job Center and Acadiana Workforce Solutions, will be available to allow job seekers to apply for available positions at participating companies and search and apply for jobs in the region and around the world. Express.

“As the community emerges from the pandemic, many industries continue to face labor shortages,” said LEDA President and CEO Mandi D. Mitchell. “Participating companies will offer jobs ranging from entry-level to experienced, from those that need little training to those that require advanced degrees. We are excited that some of our recent business attraction and expansion projects (SafeSource Direct, Amazon, CGI and Calls Plus), along with dozens of other regional and local employers, will be at the event.”

Attendance is free and attendees must pre-register at and bring copies of their resume.

You can find a list of employers in attendance at

Opelousas offers grants for historic renovations

City of Opelousas officials are offering a grant program to qualified businesses or homeowners for building rehabilitation projects.

Opelousas, the Downtown Opelousas Development District, and Opelousas Main Street are administering the Building Improvement Grant program with the goal of preserving the city’s historic identity and cultural assets while stimulating local investment.

“This local grant program coupled with investments from business owners is a win for our businesses, downtown and our city,” said Mayor Julius Alsandor. “It’s also a way to prioritize our efforts to help revitalize the downtown district.”

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The program is a rebate grant that requires recipients to match funds. Grants will range from $500 to $5,000, and the Downtown Development District has set aside $20,000 for projects.

“The BIG initiative has proven to be a great success for the City of Opelousas and the business community,” said Lena Charles, President of ODDD. “ODDD applauds the grant recipients and the investments made in their businesses and the local economy, and we also appreciate the partnership with Opelousas Main Street and the City of Opelousas, as this collaborative effort resulted in HUGE initial investments.”

Last year, $10,000 in matching grant funds were awarded to five local businesses on projects totaling just over $100,000.

For information about the grant, call (337) 948-1391. Applications must be submitted before June 1.

SchoolMint acquires marketing company

Lafayette-based technology company SchoolMint has completed the acquisition of Enrollhand, which provides marketing solutions for education clients.

The merger positions the combined companies to further innovate and expand the impact of strategic enrollment management in K-12 schools, said SchoolMint CEO Bryan MacDonald. Strategic Enrollment Management helps schools, districts, and programs strengthen and stabilize their enrollment health year over year by removing barriers to finding the best fit schools/options and helping to create positive classroom environments.

Enrollhand has offices in New York, California, London, and Athens, Greece.

“Our clients know that increased enrollment starts with attracting parents, families and educators to their schools, districts or programs. Enrollhand’s proven solution helps us expand our capabilities and deliver highly personalized and effective branding and marketing solutions that were historically unavailable to education clients and/or only available through generic marketing agencies with generic templates.” MacDonald said in a statement. I am especially excited to combine Enrollhand with our recently launched Engage platform, which truly brings together an unmatched combination of capabilities and tools into a single, streamlined solution that is proven to increase enrollment.”

SchoolMint, which recently announced its move to a former warehouse owned by the Lafayette Public Financing Authority at 319 N. Monroe St., has launched SchoolMint Engage, which it says will increase enrollment through digital marketing through the use of an enrollment microsite. custom, SEO services and online services. reputation management. It also includes search marketing and social media advertising.


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