From 3-to-6 PM Thursday, young adults can attend a job fair in their area to find seasonal work or a full-time job.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission Business and Career Solutions Center is hosting the job fairs at 25 locations. LWC Executive Director Ava Dejoie says to find the job fair closest to you go to

"We have over 1,000 seasonal jobs that we are trying to place our youth that are 18-to-24, out of school specifically, into these jobs," Dejoie said.

Dejoie says the average wages for these jobs are starting at $10 an hour.

"This is an opportunity for young people to get what we call those essential work place skills, come into work on time, following instructions, dealing with difficult people and different circumstances," Dejoie said.

Walmart is one of the companies participating in the Seasonal Job Fair as the national retail giant plans to hire 1,250 workers in Louisiana for the holiday season.

Dejoie says providing job opportunities for young adults helps with their professional development and the state's economy.

"Help them to pay their bills, their tuition, cost of living, help their parents and also gain valuable work experience," Dejoie said.

Here is a list of the job fairs from 3-6 PM on Thursday, September 21 at the LWC's Business and Career Solutions Acadiana.

• Lafayette BCSC: 706 E. Vermillion St., Lafayette
• Acadia BCSC: 11 N. Parkerson Ave., Crowley
• Iberia BCSC: 601 Ember Dr., New Iberia
• St. Landry BCSC: 1065 Hwy. 749, Opelousas
• St. Mary – West BCSC: 600 Main St., Franklin

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