NEW ORLEANS – Finding talented people for hospitality industry careers is the number one priority for New Orleans’ tourism industry as it begins to recover from the pandemic. That’s why New Orleans & Company, the industry’s official destination marketing and sales organization, is hosting a Job Fest – featuring the opportunity to receive a COVID vaccine – on Wednesday May 5, from 9 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m. at the Julia Street Entrance of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd.
Another critical component of the hospitality industry’s resurgence is safety and widespread vaccinations for all New Orleanians, our hospitality workforce as well as visitors. LCMC Health will set up a mini vaccination site at the New Orleans & Company Job Fest for all employers and job seekers. There is no cost to participate. (Note participants will receive the Pfizer vaccine, which will require a second dose three weeks later, available at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Hall J.)
Nearly 100 companies will provide career information in a socially distanced exhibition area. Some companies are prepared to conduct in-person interviews onsite and make immediate job offers. Positions are available at all levels – from entry-level to executive – at hotels, restaurants, cultural attractions and much more. To see the full list of employers, please visit www.neworleans.com/jobs.
“There is nothing more important right now than connecting people to good jobs with competitive wages,” said Stephen Perry, President and CEO of New Orleans & Company, the industry’s official destination marketing and sales organization. “This event is being held during National Travel and Tourism Week, but instead of our traditional celebratory parade and rally, this year is all about jobs, vaccines and the recovery of our economy. When we say jobs we mean competitive wages, many with benefit packages and the opportunity for advancement and life-long professional growth. The reason New Orleans is one of the most popular destinations in the world is its people, especially those who take such good care of our visitors. We encourage our city’s best and brightest individuals to show up on May 5 and be in that number with LCMC and New Orleans & Company!”
Masks are required and participants are subject to temperature checks upon arrival. All COVID safety protocols must be followed.
Job seekers are encouraged to pre-register at www.neworleans.com/jobs but walk-ins also will be welcomed until COVID safety occupancy levels are reached. For questions or more information, please call 504-566-5011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking information to follow.