North Louisiana Economic Partnership

9:02am

Mon March 16, 2015
Business

Shreveport summit to bring together employers and educators to talk jobs

Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White will address a workforce summit in Shreveport Tuesday with details on the Jump Start Career Diploma Program for high school students.

Louisiana’s Superintendent of Education John White will headline a workforce summit Tuesday, March 17, in Shreveport. The North Louisiana Economic Partnership or NLEP is putting on its first conference that will bring together educators and employers to discuss employment growth in health care, information technology and manufacturing. NLEP senior vice president Angie White says high school students aren’t aware of all their options that will lead to gainful careers, especially in blue-collar work.

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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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1:51pm

Fri October 11, 2013
Business

Manufacturing prospects are looking up for North La.

Credit NLEP

The economic development agency – North Louisiana Economic Partnership – says it has 48 prospective business leads in its pipeline, and the number of companies that are doing site selection in north Louisiana is up from last year. NLEP president Scott Martinez reported the numbers at an economic development presentation Thursday at the Bossier Civic Center.  

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1:38pm

Fri March 2, 2012
Business

Shreveport-Bossier recognized in national ranking

The trade magazine Site Selection released its list of cities with the greatest business expansion. Shreveport-Bossier tied for ninth in Tier 2 metro areas, with 23 new or expanded companies.