NOCVB, Councilmember Williams To Host Job Fest
NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau and Councilmember Jason Williams will host a January Hospitality and Tourism Job Fest, Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the St. Bernard Recreation Center, 1500 Lafreniere St., from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
This is the industry’s first job fair of 2017, and the second year of the series of hospitality and tourism job fairs. For the first time, the Daughters of Charity will be offering free health services during the fair.
The Job Fest will feature top employers from the tourism and hospitality industry including:
• Audubon Nature Institute
• Ballard Brands, LLC
• Emeril’s Restaurant Group
• Harrah’s New Orleans Casino & Hotel
• Hotel Management of New Orleans/ City Sightseeing New Orleans
• Hotel Monteleone
• Hudson Group
• Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans
• Hyatt Place New Orleans Convention Center
• Hyatt Regency New Orleans
• Le Pavillon Hotel
• Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office
• Pelican New Orleans
• Wyndham Vacation Ownership
*Participating employers are subject to change without notice.
Tourism is a top 10 employer in 49 of the 50 states, and is a $7 billion dollar industry in New Orleans supporting more than 85,000 jobs, NOCVB reps said.
The Job Fest is open to enthusiastic candidates. Applications will be available onsite.
Designed to be a one-stop shop for job candidates, Job Fest allows participants to meet with a variety of employers from hotels, restaurants and other tourism fields. Participants can ask questions and learn more about the hiring process in a welcoming, one-on-one setting. The Job Fest is part of an effort across New Orleans to connect job seekers to careers in the hospitality and tourism industry in fields including guest relations, finance, administration, housekeeping, food and beverage service and beyond.
Each job offers an opportunity for growth to move up in a company while enjoying employee benefits and the peace of mind that comes with a steady paycheck, NOCVB reps said.
Event organizers said a job in hospitality and tourism, which can start with a visit to Job Fest, is the basis for a lasting and fulfilling career in New Orleans.