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208 Jobs in Shreveport, La

The cultural and commercial center of the Ark-La-Tex region, Shreveport has its roots in the cotton and oil industries. Today, however, the city is also a digital hub whose main industry is casinos and gaming. Other significant industries in this diverse region include petroleum, lumber, iron and steel products, chemicals, and natural gas.

Once the Capital of Louisiana, Shreveport is also the scene of hundreds of alleged ‘Big Foot’ sightings, and a mecca for sports fans, helping to attract approximately 2.3 million tourists each year. A population of just under 190,000 people, with an average age of 35, makes Shreveport a great area for working professionals and families. Continue reading to find out more about the advantages of living and working in Shreveport and find out who are some of the area’s biggest employers.

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Shreveport is home to more than 19,000 firms, representing industries as diverse as gambling, transportation, healthcare, recruitment, and personal services. Red River Entertainment is a hotel, casino, and gaming center which encompasses more than 100 companies and generates approximately $18 million in sales annually. Shreveport has also become a haven for tech start-ups, thanks to the non-profit CoHabitat Foundation, which is headquartered there. The development of the Haynesville Shale area has created thousands of natural gas jobs in Shreveport and Bossier.

With only a two-hour drive to Dallas, there are plenty of attractions for those living and working in Shreveport. Riverboat casinos, art galleries, museums, theatres, and restaurants are all in abundance. Known for their Cajun influences, Shreveport and nearby Bossier regularly serve up good food and live music. Shreveport is also famous for its roses and sunflowers and boasts 65 different breeds of roses in The Gardens of the American Rose Centre.

With 57% of the population black or African American, Shreveport also scores highly on equality and diversity in the workplace. There are almost as many female-owned companies (8,000) as male-owned companies (9,000), and a high proportion of minority-owned companies (around 7,000).

Shreveport is very connected too, with 68% of residents having home broadband and good transport links to Dallas, Mississippi, and other states. The average work commute takes less than 20 minutes.

Healthcare professionals can join Willis-Knighton to become part of a company recognized for its diversity – with a staff encompassing approximately 70% female and 44% ethnic minorities. You can also work for the non-profit organization Lifeshare Blood Centre or provide special care to newborn babies at the CHRISTUS Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Those who prefer the research side of medicine can become part of the Department of Molecular & Cellular Physiology. Gambling is well represented by Sam’s Town Casino, Eldorado Resort Casino, and Diamond Jacks Casino & Resort, among many others. There are many opportunities in public administration, too, with City of Shreveport, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, and the State of Louisiana Civil Service. Other companies with significant operations in Shreveport include JPMorgan Chase, AT & T Mobility, Regions Financial Corporation, General Electric, Walmart, and United Parcel Service.