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Job fair to showcase openings in hospitality, tourism industry

Career job fair held August 9 (Source: Flickr Commons) Career job fair held August 9 (Source: Flickr Commons)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Companies are looking to hire employees in the local hospitality and tourism industry. 

The New Orleans Convention and Tourism Bureau (NOCVB) along with Council member Susan Guidry will host a job fair on Aug. 9 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Dunbar Elementary gym, 9330 Forshey St. 

The event is part of a citywide job fair series meant to connect employers with job seekers. 

The event is open to everyone. Those hoping to get a job are encouraged to bring an updated resume.

Here's a partial list of employers expected to participate in the event:
•    Aloft New Orleans
•    Creole Cuisine
•    Hilton Garden Inn Convention Center
•    Hotel Monteleone
•    Intercontinental New Orleans
•    New Orleans City Park
•    New Orleans Marriott
•    Royal Carriages
•    Wyndham Vacation Ownership

NOCVB says tourism is a $7 billion industry in New Orleans and supports more than 87,000 jobs.

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