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Old 04-16-2009, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas
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The OP is looking for other job-finding options and suggestions, not a comparison of the work ethics of Miami residents vs. NOLA residents.

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Old 04-17-2009, 11:34 PM
 
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Hi Shari,

If you haven't done so already, register with a couple of employment agencies in the area. (Not just one)

You also want to visit the Louisiana State Employment website and register there. Many companies and employers post jobs there.
LAWorks Homepage - Louisiana Workforce Commission
You may also want to visit one of the One Stop centers and take advantage of the services that they may offer.
Louisiana Works - Staff-Provided Services

Good luck in your jobs search!
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Old 04-22-2009, 02:22 PM
 
Location: New Orleans - French Quarter
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You could think about trying some of the local universities. Tulane, Loyola, Xavier, Dillard. UNO is in a hiring freeze right now.
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:33 PM
 
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Its funny. I've been looking for a while and I've in 1 day scheduled 2 interviews, and 2 pending bites that may turn into interviews.
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Old 05-02-2009, 01:11 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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It is true that LA pay vs other states is a joke...

As long as oil stays "cheap" the economy there will have issues since most of south Louisiana revolves around the oil and natural gas industry. Some companies are growing and hiring but a lot are starting to have hiring freezes or downsizing. I used to work for Louisiana Machinery which is a Caterpillar dealer and since January they have laid off over 25% of their work force statewide including myself (hence why I moved to CO). Much of their business comes from offshore drilling and the marine industry...since that has slowed so has their business and they have cut back on employees. They are still looking for service techs though.

Also, even though New Orleans is trying to rebuild (still) from Katrina and needs people to fill jobs there is still a stigma about "Yankees"...the G.O.B. (Good Ol' Boy) system is very alive and well, you need to do some networking and get in good with some locals. Then again that kind of goes for most places I've been...it's more who you know than anything. Almost every job I had while living in south LA for ten years was because I knew someone at the company and they got me in.

best of luck to you, it's hard everywhere right now...
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Old 05-02-2009, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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It is true that LA pay vs other states is a joke...

As long as oil stays "cheap" the economy there will have issues since most of south Louisiana revolves around the oil and natural gas industry. Some companies are growing and hiring but a lot are starting to have hiring freezes or downsizing. I used to work for Louisiana Machinery which is a Caterpillar dealer and since January they have laid off over 25% of their work force statewide including myself (hence why I moved to CO). Much of their business comes from offshore drilling and the marine industry...since that has slowed so has their business and they have cut back on employees. They are still looking for service techs though.

Also, even though New Orleans is trying to rebuild (still) from Katrina and needs people to fill jobs there is still a stigma about "Yankees"...the G.O.B. (Good Ol' Boy) system is very alive and well, you need to do some networking and get in good with some locals. Then again that kind of goes for most places I've been...it's more who you know than anything. Almost every job I had while living in south LA for ten years was because I knew someone at the company and they got me in.

best of luck to you, it's hard everywhere right now...
I will say once again that Louisiana is doing better than most states right now. Houma/Thibodaux (who's economy literally REVOLVES around the petroleum industry) continues to grow and thrive while the rest of this country is just trying to keep their heads above water. The fact is, qualified, honest workers are needed in New Orleans. Now, you may not end up in an office tower on Poydras Street, but there are numerous smaller companies throughout the metro area that need qualified, educated workers.
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Old 05-24-2009, 04:54 PM
 
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New Orleans has tons of jobs
New Orleans doesn't have many GOOD professional jobs (especially entry level)

Do a quick 3 minute search on careerbuilder looking for New Orleans jobs, and then search for jobs in another major city, and you will see exactly what I mean.

I think its hilarious how people from Louisiana CONSTANTLY try to brag about how we didn't get affected like the other big cities. Its because we never really had anything in the first place. I hope you like shipping or construction...because that's about the only thing doing well in this place.
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Old 05-25-2009, 01:11 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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careerbuilder and monster are crap.
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Old 05-25-2009, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Well, everyone has to have something to brag about, right? lol jk But I definitely see what you are saying

We didn't see staggering growth like Vegas or Atlanta or Phoenix, but there were alot of areas in the state that really took off within the last decade or two (mostly suburban areas such as St. Tammany, Livingston, Ascension, and Bossier) that prospered before and are doing pretty good during this recession.
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Old 06-13-2009, 10:16 AM
 
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Default Health care jobs?

I'm just curious (after reading about paramedic jobs and hiring freezes) how health care employment is in NOLA right now. I'm debating about moving there from Chicago and was curious about what the market was like. I'm also a new nurse graduate (or will be soon) and sometimes I know it can be hard to find employment in certain markets as a NEW graduate, despite the nursing shortage.

Thanks!
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