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9:11am

Mon September 15, 2014
Business

Shreveport-based Pandabit collects e-waste for fundraising

Credit Pandabit - Facebook

A Shreveport-based electronics recycling business has created a fundraising model for organizations to make money from e-waste deposited in recycling receptacles.

Pandabit CEO John-Scott Thompson says his “feed the panda” campaigns are catching on. He has five employees who are running two campaigns a week. Thompson splits proceeds with an organization 50-50.

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9:05am

Thu September 11, 2014
Business

Shreveport-based nonprofits create company to track charity activities in region

Susan Campbell will direct Community Resource Management LLC.
Credit Community Foundation

Two northwest Louisiana nonprofits have created a spin-off enterprise that will enable them to merge the data they keep on charity organizations.

The Community Foundation of North Louisiana and the United Way of Northwest Louisiana have created Community Resource Management LLC.

The firm will be headed up by Susan Campbell who will manage a sophisticated database on nonprofits that was created by the Urban Institute several years ago.

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9:00am

Fri September 5, 2014
Business

Recruiters hail value of veterans at Bossier City job fair

Employers and job seekers with military backgrounds gathered Thursday at the Bossier Civic Center.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

More than 100 job seekers turned out for the fall veterans job and resource fair held Thursday morning at the Bossier Civic Center.

Jason Schofield will retire next month after a 20-year career in the U.S. Air Force. Recently, he sent out 20 resumes and filled out as many applications in anticipation of his next chapter in life.

He appreciates a job fair geared toward the military, but he says there are many more companies seeking workers who were not at this job fair.

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9:06am

Thu August 28, 2014
Business

IBM, other tech firms search high and low for native Louisianan techies

A handful of tech firms in the process of hiring hundreds of high-tech workers held an interview event Wednesday in Shreveport.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A handful of companies that are hiring hundreds of tech workers were handpicked to participate in a hiring event Wednesday at the Shreveport Convention Center.

Officials with Louisiana Economic Development’s workforce development program called FastStart put on a digital jobs interview event for companies like IBM, CGI and CenturyLink.

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9:14am

Mon August 25, 2014
Business

USDA to host its Rural Connections event in Alexandria

Credit U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

The USDA is hosting a training seminar Tuesday in Alexandria that aims to help small businesses land contracts with the federal government.

The Rural Small Business Connections training event is being hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, according to director Carmen Jones.

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