Brian Moore, director of the Office of Workforce Development with the Louisiana Workforce Commission, joined Brandon and Bernie on Acadiana's Morning News to discuss opportunities available to job seekers in Louisiana.

Moore discussed the numerous resources available to Louisiana job seekers through the Louisiana Workforce Commission

The Louisiana Workforce Commission offers a broad range of services available to job seekers and employers. The Office of Workforce Development offers employment and training services to our citizens throughout the state through our network of partners. In the Business Careers Solution Center, which is operated throughout Louisiana, there is a wide range of education, job readiness, and job referrals. Our job is to connect people looking for employment to employers looking for qualified job candidates.

Moore also outlined the resources available both online and in person

Job seekers who visit will find simple links to upload resumes, create a resume, apply for a job, and career exploration. Clicking on the big blue star leads to LA Star Jobs, which takes you to 700 careers throughout the state graded with a 5 star scale.

For more personalized interaction, job seekers can go to the Business Career Solutions Center in Lafayette and all surrounding parishes. Locations can be found at and contact information with individuals that can get them connected. Our personnel help connect employees with requisite skills to employers, work with young people who don't have the training and background and help them move from having a job to having a career.

Moore encouraged job seekers to use the free resources available from the Louisiana Workforce Commission to make the job searching process easy and effective

When job searching,  it's easy to become discouraged because you may not get the job you wantthe first time. If you've had a job for many years, it can also be discouraging to start over again. We make sure we assess job seekers' skills and keep them motivated and encouraged. We're also realistic and let them know where they are and that if they want a specific job they'll need this training. We like to think that when we send someone on a job referral, our name has meaning behind it so that the employer we have a relationship with is more likely to give that person more serious consideration than that person who pops in off the street.

Job seekers can reach the Lafayette Business and Career Center at 337-262-5601 or the state office at 225-342-2679 for more information. Click the image above for more about the services offered from the Louisiana Workforce Commission.