LED FastStart and nine Louisiana tech companies will conduct a virtual career fair on December 16 to fill software and IT positions across the state.

Job seekers are asked to register in advance online via the event landing page.

According to LED, job seekers can view the positions available at tech companies in eight cities across Louisiana.

“Louisiana’s growing software and IT sector is ideally suited for computer science and STEM professionals, as well as individuals who are certified in high-demand technology skills,” said LED FastStart Executive Director Paul Helton. “Our LED FastStart team is supporting the recruitment, screening and orientation process for this initiative. That enables the participating employers and their job candidates to experience a seamless process for advancing tech careers throughout Louisiana.”

The Virtual Career Fair is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 16 and follows the format of a previous digital career fair conducted in October, LED said.

Approximately 150 positions are available for well-qualified mid-level professionals in the field.

Once logged in at the Brazen.com landing page, job seekers will connect with company representatives in one-on-one virtual booths.

Participating companies and their Louisiana locations include:

  • DXC Technology (New Orleans)
  • IBM (Baton Rouge, Monroe)
  • L3 Harris Technologies (Lafayette)

LED says that positions are available for software developers, software engineers, DevOps, system engineers, web developers, information security analysts, network administrators and cybersecurity engineers, among others.

“Participants will find this digital job fair to be a user-friendly experience,” said Director of Recruiting Jamie Nakamoto of LED FastStart. “They can pre-register and explore the kinds of career and management skills being sought. During the event itself, they will be able to go from virtual booth to virtual booth and visit with representatives of each company about the job opportunities available across Louisiana.”

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According to LED, through strategic partnerships linking Louisiana’s higher education campuses with leading technology employers, Louisiana has created more than 20,000 new technology jobs in the past decade. Those partnerships are being funded through more than $300 million in investments beyond regular funding at Louisiana’s colleges and universities.

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