Lafayette Business and Career Solutions Center

Business and Career Solutions

706 East Vermilion Street
Lafayette, LA 70501
Phone: (337) 262-5601
Fax: (337) 262-5604
Email: mistech@lwia41.org
Center Video Tour: YouTube

Monday through Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


 
Employers
The Lafayette Business and Career Solutions Center has an entire team of individuals devoted to meeting the needs of employers. The Center provides free advertising tools designed to attract quality applicants to your company using www.laworks.net. In addition the Business Service Team provides screening, recruitment strategies and customized job fairs to employers. The Lafayette Business and Career Solutions Center can even assist companies in securing a wide array of locally administered grants which help significantly reduce the cost of training new and existing employees. For more information about what the center can do for your company call to schedule a site visit from one of our Business Service Representatives or visit our website at www.laworks.net.
 
Lafayette Business and Career Solutions Center Provides the following to employers:
 
  • Free job vacancy listings
  • Thousands of searchable applicant resumes
  • Customized recruitment strategies including job fairs
  • Applicant screening tools
  • Quality Applicant referrals
  • Tax credit information
  • Strategies to reduce workers compensation and unemployment fees
  • On the Job Training Program (training reimbursement)
  • The Incumbent Worker Training Program
  • On site informational visits and www.laworks.net website tutorials

 

Job Seekers

The Lafayette Business and Career Solutions Center is a customer-friendly office that provides a complete assortment of solutions for the job seeker. As a member you will be able to build resumes, search jobs, attend job fairs, communicate with employers, apply for scholarships, receive training, access your interests and educational aptitudes, as well as being able to develop an individual strategy which will lead to employment and a long term career path. The Lafayette Business and Career Solutions Center is the place to find the perfect job that fits your needs. The center is designed for people in all stages of career development, from job seekers just entering the workforce for the first time to the seasoned professional looking to advance their careers. Stop by our office today to become a member or checkout our website out at www.laworks.net.

Some of the following services are available at the Center:

  • Career Information Resource Center with internet access
  • Ability to search job openings posted by local employers
  • Information on high demand occupations
  • In-house Job Fairs
  • Resume’ and cover letter assistance
  • Copy and fax machines for job search activities
  • Aptitude and interests assessments
  • On the Job Training (OJT) opportunities
  • Apply for Education Scholarships
  • Academic Skills Enhancement for both basic skills and GED preparation
  • Referrals to training opportunities
  • Clifton Chenier Youth Services Center

 

Partner Services

Louisiana Community and Technical College

The mission of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System is to prepare Louisiana's citizens for improved quality of life, workforce success, and continued learning. The Louisiana Community and Technical College System produce knowledgeable, skilled and confident citizens who are ready for the future, ready for the workplace, and ready to continue learning. The colleges deliver rapid, flexible, and innovative training and instruction to address changing workforce needs. Programs include short-term workforce specific classes, certificate, diploma and associate degree offerings. Transferability to 4-year universities is an option for some programs of study.

Ask a Lafayette Business and Career Solutions staff member about how you can apply for a scholarship to the Community or Technical College.

 

Lafayette Parish School System

The Adult Education Program, often called the GED program, is designed for persons who have not completed the twelfth grade. Adult students will be eligible to receive a Louisiana State High School Equivalency Diploma. To find a GED preparation site and contact information please access the link below.

 

SMILE Community Action Agency

SMILE Community Action Agency serves as a primary provider of social services in the tri-parish region of St. Martin, Iberia and Lafayette. Chartered as a non-profit organization in 1968 and headquartered in Lafayette, SMILE provides a wide array of programs, including Head Start, transportation, HUD counseling, emergency assistance, family transitional shelters and weatherization. Its motto, “People Helping People,” stems from the Economic Opportunity Act’s goal to uplift the nation’s disadvantaged, and to assist them to become more self-sufficient.

 

Louisiana Rehabilitation Services

Vocational Rehabilitation, the flagship program of Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS) , is a one-stop career development program that offers individuals with disabilities a wide range of services designed to provide them with the skills, resources, attitudes, and expectations needed to compete in the interview process, get the job, keep the job, and develop a lifetime career. If you qualify for the program an LRS staff member can arrange to meet with you at the Lafayette Business and Career Solutions Center.

For Lafayette Office Contact Information:

 

Lafayette Housing Authority

Lafayette Housing Authority provides section 8 housing and other housing resources.

115 Kattie Drive Lafayette
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 233-1327

 

Experience Works

Experience Works serves unemployed individuals 55 and older with limited income by offering training and employment opportunities in local communities. These services help older individuals to gain or refresh job skills that enable them to enter or rejoin the workforce.

National Program

 

Local Office:

160 Industrial Pkwy
Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 261-1503