The LAGCOE 2015 wrapped up today with a career fair for job seekers.
The fair, free of charge began at 9 a.m. and ended at 2 p.m.
“Nobody in town is hiring it seems, but they’ve got at least five companies here that are actively looking to hire people. So I figured this would be the place to start,” Bryan Salsman told KLFY’s Kellie Brown.
Salsman lives in Lafayette and has been out of work for over eight months but is very familiar with the industry, ‘I’ve got over ten years experience as a landman.”
Salsmon was laid off from his job at Cypress Energy Corp, as the oil and gas industry started to decline, “You’ve got your up times and downtimes, so this is one of those downtimes where you got to pull it all back together.”
Since then, Salsman has been living off of his savings.
After spending much of the morning and afternoon at Thursday’s job fair Salsman tells KLFY he’s remaining optimistic. “It happened in the 1980’s. It’ll happen again I’m sure. But during these times we just have to figure out what we’re made of and try to improve ourselves.”
He said he spent much of the day attending the fair’s various seminars and “Seeing if I could improve my skills and have them take a look at my resume and just do whatever it takes to get to work.”
The fair also provided professional head shots for online job profiles such as LinkedIn.
“They’re also doing resume reviews, so I bought my resume with me and figured I’d let them have a look at it and tell me what I’m doing wrong,” Salsman said.
He hopes it won’t be long until he jumps back into the work force.