Nearly 100 companies offering 2,000 jobs are expected at a job fair in Slidell next month.

The 2019 Northshore Spring Forward Job is set for April 4 at The Harbor Center. The free event is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd. Tri-Parish Works Business & Career Solutions and The Harbor Center are producing the event.

Employers currently signed up include Bollinger Shipyards, Charter Spectrum and Ochsner Health System. Numerous governmental agencies will also be involved.

The unemployment rate in St. Tammany Parish stood at 4.4 percent in January, the latest month available, a spokeswoman with the economic development organization St. Tammany Corp. said Thursday (March 14). The state unemployment rate was 4.9 percent for the same month, Bureau

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