August 5 Job Fest at the Smoothie King Center offers COVID-19 vaccines for job seekers, employers 

As more visitors return to New Orleans, nothing is more important than finding talented people to fill critical positions in the hospitality industry, which is world-renowned in New Orleans. Once again, New Orleans & Company is hosting a Job Fest – featuring the opportunity to not only find a lifelong career, but also the chance to receive a COVID-19 vaccine – on Thursday, August 5, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Smoothie King Center. 

A critical component of the hospitality industry’s resurgence is safety and widespread vaccinations for all New Orleanians, including the hospitality workforce, as well as visitors. LCMC will be onsite at the New Orleans & Company Job Fest for all employers and job seekers. There is no cost to participate. 

More than 75 companies will provide career information in a socially distant exhibition area, many of which are prepared to conduct in-person interviews onsite and make immediate job offers. Positions are available at all levels – from entry-level to executive – at hotels, restaurants, cultural attractions and much more. 

“Getting New Orleans back to work and thriving in the hospitality industry continues to be of the utmost importance,” said Stephen Perry, President and CEO of New Orleans & Company, the city’s official destination marketing and sales organization. “Our first two Job Fests were hugely successful, employing than 400 New Orleanians as a result, and we hope this event will do the same. As we continue to bring business back to the city, our focus remains on jobs, increasing vaccination rates and the recovery of the economy. We encourage our city’s best and brightest individuals to show up on August 5th and be in that number with LCMC and New Orleans & Company.” 

No registration is necessary for attendees. Masks are required and all COVID-19 safety protocols must be followed. For questions or more information, please call 504-566-5011 or email

Parking is free in Garage 2A of the Superdome, across the street from the Smoothie King Center. 

About LCMC Health

LCMC Health is a Louisiana-based, not-for-profit hospital system serving the healthcare needs of the Gulf Coast region. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, LCMC Health has served its patients and community by providing support, resources, testing and extraordinary healthcare. LCMC Health is currently offering vaccine appointments at its six vaccine clinic locations. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine visit

About New Orleans & Company

New Orleans & Company is a nationally accredited, 1,100-member destination sales and marketing organization and the largest and most successful private economic development corporation in Louisiana. New Orleans & Company and its members and partners influence thousands of decision-makers and millions of visitors to choose New Orleans through direct sales, marketing, public relations, branding, visitor services and local advocacy initiatives at our New Orleans headquarters. Consistently recognized as one of the top five destination marketing organizations in the country, New Orleans & Company celebrates its 61st anniversary in 2021. For more information, please visit  

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