Bossier Parish Community College Chancellor Jim Henderson calls it "a new day in manufacturing." He's referring to the first graduating class of BPCC's new Certification for Manufacturing (C4M) program.
The American Gaming Association has announced that 19 casinos in Louisiana employ a total of 15,706 people on a permanent basis. Only Nevada, New Jersey, and Mississippi rank higher in the number of casino employees.
BHP Billiton is making a $10.7-million donation to the YMCA of Northwest Louisiana for the development of the Red River Fitness & Natural Sciences Campus. It'll be located near Clyde Fant Parkway and East Preston Avenue.
What do you think is Louisiana's largest company by revenue? Would you guess Dow Chemical of Baton Rouge? Possibly Bell Helicopter in Lafayette? Or maybe Shreveport's very own Schlumberger? Well, it's none of the above.
According to the experts Louisiana is expected to maintain 'strong job growth" in short- term as well as long-term employment. Growth is especially in strong in industrial construction, this from two occupational reports released Tuesday (06-10) by the Louisiana Workforce Commission.