Bossier has seen a population increase for the past decade and along with low cost of living, good schools and a safe community, one reason for the growth is quality jobs.
The Shreveport-Bossier metropolitan statistical area (MSA) gained 300 jobs at the end of 2017 according to data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. That’s good news for people looking for jobs in Bossier City. Also, the unemployment rate for the MSA is 4.3 percent.
What if you’re looking for a job?
Good news, there are a ton of resources for people looking to make a change or relocate to Bossier City.
One of those is employment and personnel agencies that place individuals in jobs, both temporary and permanent on a daily basis.
“Many local businesses use these agencies as a form of talent recruitment instead of recruiting first hand. Utilizing these local agencies helps businesses to cut costs and forgo the traditional in-house recruitment team,” said Katie Theriot, Director of Business Development/Investor Relations for the Bossier Chamber of Commerce.
Also, because we live in a virtual world, taking advantage of the Internet and social media is key.
“Be aware that companies utilize their websites, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to post job openings and availability,” Theriot advised. “Job seekers should also take benefit of state level workforce development sites like LaWorks.net which is a job search engine provided by Louisiana Workforce Commission, and others like LouisianaJobConnection.com that are designed to help place you in the right job.”
If you’re more old fashioned or just a social butterfly, Theriot also points out the Bossier Chamber hosts regular networking events such as their Morning Blend Speed Networking breakfasts, After Hours socials and more.
“Getting in front of businesses and making connections is key when job hunting,” she said. “We also partner with Louisiana Workforce Commission, Goodwill Industries and Barksdale Air Force Base to host two job fairs each year for our local veterans and those military members who have separated or will be retiring in the near future.”
What types of jobs in Bossier City are available?
“The past few years our region has seen a rise in knowledge-based type positions as well as opportunities within the realms of manufacturing. Healthcare is also an area that continues to create a large number of job prospects,” Theriot said.
The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) shared its external job ads posted in Bossier the last 30 days. The top available jobs in Bossier City are:
1. Registered nurses
3. Quality control analysts
4. Food prep and server supervisors
5. Truck drivers
6. Computer user support specialists
7. Network and computer systems administrators
8. Auto specialty technicians
9. Food prep and servers
10. Customer service reps
For more information on finding jobs in Bossier City:
Louisiana Workforce Commission