AMITE, La. — On April 28, Southland Steel Fabricators will conduct a job fair to identify potential employees for hourly positions at its manufacturing facilities in Amite and Greensburg, Louisiana. Working in partnership with LED FastStart®, Southland Steel will conduct the job fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, at the Florida Parishes Arena and Event Center, located at 1301 NW Central Ave. in Amite.
The company is hiring for a variety of positions at its Amite and Greensburg sites, including painters, fitters, welders, material handlers, kettle operators, sandblasters, sub-arc welders, estimators, combo welders, maintenance technicians, QC coatings inspectors, and CNC operators.
“Our highly skilled manufacturing workforce is what encourages so many companies to invest and reinvest in Louisiana, and LED FastStart is proud to partner with Southland Steel to connect these skilled workers with great jobs,” said LED FastStart Executive Director Paul Helton. “Our LED FastStart team is supporting in the recruiting, screening and orientation process for Southland Steel, and we are excited to see the results.”
Pre-registration for the event is encouraged at LEDFastStart.com/SouthlandSteel. Job fair participants are asked to bring their résumés, photo ID and Social Security card with them to the job fair. Face-coverings or masks are required to participate in the event, and social distancing measures will be followed.
Job seekers who progress in the application process will go to onsite interviews conducted by Southland Steel. Interviews may vary based upon position: A welder will need to take a weld test, and a fitter will need to take a fit test at a later date.
“Careers in the STEM field continue to be a key driver of Louisiana’s economy, and as Louisiana rallies from the pandemic, we are excited to connect our talented workers with great jobs,” said LED FastStart Director of Recruitment Jamie Nakamoto. “The job fair in Amite will ensure that applicants can effectively and safely connect with Southland Steel to identify roles for which they will be the best fit.”
The Florida Parishes Arena and Event Center, where the job fair will be held, is located north of the Amite Fairgrounds along La. Highway 51, or Central Avenue. For those traveling to the event center from the south, take Interstate 55 to Exit 46 onto La Highway 16. Continue east for 1.5 miles to La. Highway 51. Head north, and the site will be on the left. For those traveling to the event center from the north, take 1-55 to Exit 50 onto La. Highway 10. Proceed east for 1.6 miles to La. Highway 51. Head south, and the event center will be on the right.
About Southland Steel
Serving a wide range of industrial companies, Southland Steel Fabricators Inc. offers customers a full spectrum of quality products and services related to the steel fabrication industry. Combining top-of-the-line CNC equipment, superior customer service and an impeccable record for quality and safety, Southland Steel delivers exceptional fabrication services on time and at competitive prices. Founded in 1986, Southland Steel is owned and operated by the Lombardo family. Built upon the philosophy of hard work and ethical business practices, the company has grown immensely over the years and is now one of the largest steel fabricators in the region. For more information, visit SouthlandSteel.com.
About LED FastStart
LED FastStart works with new and expanding companies in target industries to tailor comprehensive recruitment, training and workforce solutions. FastStart’s custom solutions ensure that employees are fully prepared from day one of a project launch. FastStart is the only U.S. program to be ranked No. 1 since Business Facilities introduced the Workforce Training Leaders category in 2010. For more information, visit OpportunityLouisiana.com/FastStart.