Shreveport named number 3 in worst job market out of 182 cities

Shreveport was recently named the third largest job market among 182 U.S. cities, which may not paint a complete picture of the city’s northwest Louisiana job market.

Shreveport has the third highest population in Louisiana with 187,593 people. New Orleans has a population of 383,997 and has been named 160 and Baton Rouge, which has a population of 227,470, has been named 173.

WalletHub’s methodology examines two key dimensions which are the labor market and the socio-economy. The labor market category had 20 sub-categories while the socio-economy had 11.

These two dimensions were rated on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the most favorable conditions for job seekers.

Cityscape of downtown Shreveport.

These numbers are influenced by job opportunities, job growth, the risk of automation and the like.

However, there are several opportunities available if you are looking for work.

Following: Shreveport Begins Receiving Applications for the Guaranteed Single Parent Income Program

Civil service

Are you called to do something bigger and serve your community? The Shreveport Police Department and the Fire Department are actively recruiting candidates.

Shreveport Police Department Recruiting Vehicle

Shreveport Police Department

The minimum requirements are that you must be a U.S. citizen, be at least 21 years old, have a valid driver’s license, be in general good health, pass a thorough background check, have no felony convictions, and be of good character. .

To be considered for a job, applicants must pass all of the following steps:

  • Nominations Review Committee (police candidates only)
  • Civil service review
  • Complete medical examination
  • Drug screen
  • Thorough background investigation
  • Physical condition assessment (police applicants and jailers)
  • Polygraph examination
  • Psychological examination

Shreveport Fire Department

The minimum requirements are that you must be a U.S. citizen, be at least 18 years old, have a valid driver’s license, and be in general good health.

To be considered for a job, applicants must pass all of the following steps:

  • Completion of candidate selection packages
  • Selection files of candidates examined
  • Background investigation
  • SFD agility test
  • Review of certifications and transcripts
  • Interview with the candidate
  • Ranking of candidates
  • Polygraph examination
  • Psychological examination
  • Medical examination and drug testing
  • Staff final review
  • Conditional job offer
  • Adult Basic Education Test (TABE)

You must have an active score in the Louisiana Public Service Fire Department, otherwise you will not be considered for this hiring process, which runs from January 1 to February 1.

If you don’t have a score on the Louisiana State Fire Department test, check out the next available Office of State Examiner – Fire & Police Civil Service test dates.


Have you always worked with IT and wanted to develop your specialty? Shreveport has plenty of jobs available for your passion.

Keith Hanson, CTO of Shreveport, at the Real-Time Crime Center.

Real-time Crime Center

Technical and administrative work that involves monitoring video cameras for criminal or suspicious activity and transmitting this information to police officers and other supported users through authorized communication channels.

The work includes the monitoring, operation and interpretation of several interactive software systems relating to emergency and criminal service calls.

The work also includes conducting queries on criminal justice databases and other supporting information sources, as well as finding relevant videos to aid investigations and transmitting those videos safely. security.

Minimum required:

  • At least 1 year of law enforcement, military, security, emergency preparedness or public safety experience on patrol, investigation, dispatch, technical support capacity or similar sufficient to acquire a basic knowledge of law enforcement functions and operations.
  • Or at least a 2 year associate’s degree in a related field such as criminal justice, criminology, computer science or other closely related fields.


Shreveport is home to three hospitals and they are always on the lookout for enthusiastic healthcare professionals.

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport on Monday March 24, 2020 in Shreveport, La.

Medical assistant

Medical Assistant at Ophthalmology Clinic, OB / GYN Specialists, Pain Management Clinic as well as Oral Surgery Clinic at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport.

This job provides individualized medical care to affected patients in person, electronically and over the phone under the supervision of a licensed healthcare provider.

Assists in the delivery of health care services to patients of various origins and ages and maintains positive relationships with patients and their families.

Minimum required:

  • Baccalaureate
  • Preferably, completion of a formal medical assistant training program.
  • Experience working with and maintaining confidential information, including experience working in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision
  • Medical assistant certificate
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)


Are you good with children and want to use these talents to teach the future, you can use these talents as a submarine.

Substitute teacher

Minimum required:

  • Complete the online sub-teacher application
  • Upload documents such as a high school diploma / GED or a valid Louisiana teaching certificate
  • Three benchmark surveys completed by non-family members

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Makenzie Boucher is a reporter for the Shreveport Times. Contact her at [email protected]

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