For Immediate Release
Contact: Angie Manning
Communications Director, CDME
Visit Lake Charles

Hospitality Career Fair Set for July 21 at the Lake Charles Civic Center


LAKE CHARLES, La. (July 7, 2021)—As the travel and tourism industry continues to rebound, Visit Lake Charles has partnered with the American Jobs Center, the City of Lake Charles, SOWELA and the SWLA Economic Development Alliance to assist with matching employers and candidates to relieve the labor shortage for the tourism industry in Southwest Louisiana. The Hospitality Career Fair will take place on Wednesday, July 21, from 9 a.m. – noon at the Lake Charles Civic Center’s Exhibition Hall, 900 N. Lakeshore Drive.

“While the pent-up demand for travel is high, which is good news, Southwest Louisiana is experiencing growing pains with the number of staff needed to serve customers at area hotels, resorts, restaurants and attractions. Visit Lake Charles is committed to ensuring that the hospitality industry remains a strong economic force, and this event can open doors for many people who might not have considered a career in the tourism. The opportunities range widely from fulltime to parttime, and we are eager to connect candidates with the right employers so that our destination can meet the demands of the visiting public,” said Kyle Edmiston, President/CEO of Visit Lake Charles.

As the event will start promptly at 9 a.m., employers will be allowed to enter the room at 7:30 a.m. to set up their booth equipped with seating for two hiring managers and one candidate. Candidates are encouraged to bring multiple copies of resumes and be prepared to fill out applications on site.

For more details on this event and to register as an employer, log on to Should you have any additional questions, please reach out to Taylor Stanley, senior sales manager at Visit Lake Charles, at or 337-240-5779.