Top Workforce at the Top of Louisiana

North Louisiana’s workforce represents a key competitive advantage for our region. Existing employers can attest to the workforce's high productivity and low turnover rates. North Louisiana Economic Partnership and its state and local partners are responding to the nationwide demand for skilled technical labor in industries such as manufacturing, energy, information, communications technology and healthcare.

NLEP and the State of Louisiana have developed innovative education and training programs that directly respond to the needs of employers.  Employers also have a variety of tools at their disposal to assist with recruitment efforts and to ensure they can access the candidates with the best set of skills needed for the job.

Workforce Profiles

Take a detailed look at workforce data for the two metropolitan areas of North Louisiana – Monroe and Shreveport – as well as each of the 14 parishes (counties) that comprise NLEP's footprint.

Finding Your Workforce

North Louisiana Economic Partnership's Top Skills workforce program and its local and state partners offer a variety of tools and services to help new and existing employers identify and develop the workforce they need to be successful, including NLEP’s InterNET online internship database.

Education and Training

North Louisiana has an education community that is laser-focused on developing graduates with skills that respond to the needs of regional employers. Graduates are ready to enter the workforce on day one! Learn more about our education partners.

Relocation Assistance

Recruiting the best candidates for the job is critical to the success of employers. The growing demand for knowledge workers and highly skilled technical workers means our region must develop a robust workforce pipeline. NLEP and the State of Louisiana have created tools and services to ensure employers are successful recruiting their top candidates from anywhere in the world. Relocation resources help new families settle into their new home in North Louisiana as seamlessly as possible.

Quality of Life

Low commute times. High quality. Low cost housing. Affordable, quality education. These are all hallmarks of the great quality of life found in North Louisiana.

No wonder two of the the region's two metro areas, the Monroe MSA and the Shreveport Bossier MSA, have been ranked among the happiest communities in the nation in a state known as the Happiest State in America by Science in 2009 and by Harvard researchers in 2014. Check out the following information to help you decide if the move to the Top of Louisiana is right for you.