BUNKIE, La. (KALB) - The Acadiana Center for Youth is getting set to open its doors in March.
The Bunkie-based center is under the Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice. It will hold 72 boys and young men, ages 14 to 21, who have committed crimes.
But before it can officially open, there's a few jobs that need to be filled; around 100 to be exact. So next Wednesday, November 14, the Center will be holding a job fair at the Haas Auditorium in Bunkie.
Anyone is welcome to come down to see what jobs are available and get assistance in applying for them if they are interested.
Also, any person or realtor looking to sell a home is invited to come as well. That way you have a chance to get in contact with a person who could potentially be moving to the area for a job.
Officials of both the Center and the City said it's a great opportunity for the area.
"We have 100 positions that the residents of this area will have an opportunity to apply for,” explained James Woods III, Facility Director at ACY. “The positions consist of maintenance, administration, dietary, juvenile specialists, just various positions that we are putting out there for the public. It's going to be great. It's going to bring a lot of opportunities to the community."
"This is going to be fantastic for the community,” added Mayor Bruce Coulon. “And I want to thank all the citizens of Bunkie for pushing to have this facility here. And it's the best thing that could've happened for Bunkie."
Again that will be at the Haas Auditorium on November 14 from 10:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.