Ambassador Town Center Job Fair Today!

Ambassador Town Center Aerial

With the Grand Opening only a few months away on March 23, Ambassador Town Center is hosting a job fair today at the Wyndham Garden Lafayette on 1801 West Pinhook Road in Lafayette. 17 companies will interview applicants from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Ambassador Town Center is bringing over 1,500 jobs to the Lafayette area. This will be a huge economic boost to Lafayette, during a time when the local job market has been bleak.

Ambassador Town Center Job Fair Line

Nearly 1,700 people were lined up first thing this morning to interview for jobs ranging from entry level to management positions. The 17 companies participating in the job fair are: BJ’s Restaurants, Blaze Pizza, Costco, Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Field & Stream, Five Below, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Homegoods / Marshalls, Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, Panera Bread, Panda Express, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, Subway, Verizon Wireless, and World of Beer.

Ambassador Town Center Job Fair

The job fair is sponsored by LEDA and Louisiana Workforce Commission. For a more detailed list of positions available visit

To download a copy of the job fair directory and floor map click here.

January 14, 2016|Ambassador Town Center, Blog, Lafayette|

Super Region Economy Driving Louisiana Growth


Well respected Louisiana economic experts, Dr. Loren Scott and Dr. James Richardson, released the results of their 2015 Louisiana Economic Outlook.

Based on their forecast, Louisiana will set records statewide and in a number of metro areas for the most non-farm jobs in its history, surpassing 2 million across the state.

The Super Region – consisting of Baton Rouge, Houma-Thibodaux and New Orleans – is forecast to see incredible growth over the next two years.  The area is expected to produce 62 percent of Louisiana’s non-farm job creation – a combined 41,400 of the state’s 66,700 new jobs by the end of 2016.

While much of this growth is being fueled by the industrial boom from Lake Charles to Baton Rouge and down river to New Orleans, the encouraging fact is that there are several other sectors, both traditional and emerging, that make Louisiana more diverse.  Traditional sectors include international trade, advanced manufacturing and energy.  Digital media, information technology, emerging environmental related to water and water management, coastal restoration, and medical are among Louisiana’s emerging sectors.

Putting all of these together, the future has never been brighter for our state and our region.

For additional news coverage about the 2015 Louisiana Economic Outlook:

IBM – What a Win for Baton Rouge!

IBM‘s recent announcement that they will open an 800-job technology center in downtown Baton Rouge is a HUGE game changer for Baton Rouge, LSU and Louisiana.  Along with the new, well-paying, tech-sector jobs that IBM will bring, the state has committed to fund an expansion of LSU’s computer science program, which will help to provide a well-trained workforce.  Additionally, a mixed-use building to be developed on the river and occupied by IBM will transform the skyline of downtown Baton Rouge.

This economic win would not have been possible without the hard work and collaboration between the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC), the City/Parish of East Baton Rouge, Louisiana Economic Development (LED), Louisiana State University, the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF) and others that played a key role in successfully luring IBM to Baton Rouge.

Read more details in BRAC’s Press Release and LED’s Press Release.

April 11, 2013|Baton Rouge Metro, Blog, President's Message|

Louisiana’s Metros and Cities Recognized Nationally

Along with the many top rankings the State of Louisiana has received in recent months (see Louisiana Earns Several Top Rankings in Recent Months), Louisiana’s metros and cities are being recognized nationally too.  Here’s highlights of the accolades from the last few months.

  • Job Markets in New Orleans & Baton Rouge Metros Expected to be among the Strongest in the Nation during the 4th Quarter
    –   Manpower Employment Outlook, September 2011 (more…)
September 23, 2011|Blog, Economic Development, Market Research, Rankings|
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