Goodwill Industries of Acadiana, along with the Louisiana Workforce Commission, the Vermilion Economic Development Alliance, and the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce will be offering a series of classes for job seekers wanting to prepare for the upcoming Third Annual Job Fair. The job fair, which will be hosted at Abbeville High School on April 4, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., is free to attend and will give job seekers the opportunity to meet with local employers. Sign up here.

Prior to the job fair, Goodwill Industries of Acadiana will host a free job seeker training class on March 14, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the SLCC Gulf Area Campus. Sherman Bernard, an Employment Specialist with Goodwill Industries of Acadiana’s Job Connection Center, will be presenting tips on resume writing, dressing for success, and strategies for the job search process. “My job allows me to help people in Acadiana to not only find employment, but build their careers. When a client participates in Goodwill’s Job Connection programs and successfully lands a job, it shows the invaluableness of these services.”

Goodwill Industries of Acadiana’s Job Connection services provide job seekers with a place to explore career opportunities and develop job skills. The services are offered free of charge and include workshops, personal counseling, computer and internet access, career assessments, resume writing, and more. Job Connection services are offered in five locations. The Abbeville Job Connection office is open on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

For more information on Goodwill Industries of Acadiana’s services, please contact: Kathy Boudreaux, Director of Services at 337-769-7650.

About Goodwill Industries of Acadiana

Goodwill Industries of Acadiana believes in the power of work and, through its various community programs, helps people overcome barriers to employment. Goodwill connects people to good jobs, good homes, and good families, leading to healthy communities. For more information please visit our website at or contact us at 337-261-1911.

Originally published in the Abbeville Meridional, 3/11/18