LaSalle Lumber Job Fair For New Urania Mill

Aug 1, 2018

LaSalle Lumber Company, supported by LED FastStart®, will conduct a job fair on Tuesday, Aug. 7 to identify potential employees for salaried positions at its new state-of-the-art sawmill in Urania. The job fair will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Urania Recreation Center located at 6635 Tannehill Drive.

Unemployment fell again in Louisiana in February, as payrolls rose.The jobless rate fell to 4.5 percent in February from 4.6 percent in January, as more people entered the labor force and more found jobs. Louisiana's unemployment rate was 5.7 percent a year ago.About 95,000 Louisianans were jobless, down about 2,000 from January.February's U.S. unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, the same as in January but below February 2017's 4.7 percent.

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Accounting, CIS, healthcare, and manufacturing are the in-demand career sectors in north Louisiana according to workforce development experts.  KEDM's Policy and a Pint dug into the subject at an open public forum on workforce issues.

Panelists and audience members agreet that the future of our workforce is children. Panelists fielded many questions about STEM education and the educational foundation being laid by our area educators. 

500 New Jobs In Shreveport

Sep 20, 2017
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Today, Alorica, the largest provider of customer experience solutions in the U.S. and third-largest in the world, announced it will host an event in Shreveport to hire employees for up to 500 part-time, work-at-home positions. The company is working with the City of Shreveport and the North Louisiana Economic Partnership to conduct a “meet and greet” event in which applicants may ask questions of company officials and be interviewed for the open positions. The event will be Thursday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Workforce Development is something The University of Louisiana Monroe is always working to accomplish.  Roslynn Pogue, Director of the ULM Office of Career Connections, says our area is growing and there are shortages of employees in many areas.  

"Accounting, nursing and other medical fields are in high demand," says Pogue.  She says many employers are looking to ULM to ask about potential graduates. ULM Career Connections helps student with skills to land these lucrative jobs. 

More People Lying To Land Jobs

Jul 26, 2017
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More people than ever are lying on resumes to get a job. According to a CareerBuilder survey, 85 percent of employers caught applicants fibbing on their resumes or application, up from just 66 percent five years ago.

UNO business professor Mark Rosa blames a competitive job market. Rosa says some applicants may only embellish a little bit, like adding a few years to their experience, while others go as far as to make diplomas from fake universities. But he says employers are getting better at catching them, because most things on a resume are verifiable.

North Louisiana Economic Partnership

A $1.5 million dollar grant will help connect CenturyLink and IBM in Monroe. 

The federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded the City of Monroe with a grant that’s anticipated to stimulate $20 million in economic development.

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New jobs will be coming to theArkansas-Louisiana border region through a new partnership between the Delta Regional Authority (DRA)  and Economic Development Administration (EDA). 115 jobs will be created because of a $235,000 grant through  the Arkansas-Louisiana Multimodal Economic Corridor initiative. The 90 mile corridor runs through five Arkansas counties and four Louisiana parishes. 

Goodwill Changes Locations To Change More Lives

Jun 29, 2016

Monroe's Goodwill store and Job Center are opening a new central location in the Eastgate Shopping Center. This new location offers not only a larger space for the store, but also moves the job center into the same building.

Goodwill Representative Josh Tolleson says, "For our clients that we service to be able see the store with our job location will give them even more motivation to try and better themselves."


NOVA presents graduates with a certificate and an opportunity to join the workforce.

NOVA Workforce Institute of Northeast Louisiana will award 52 participants in its graduation ceremony. Each participant enrolled in an 8-week career readiness curriculum that prepares them for joining the workforce.