Shreveport Jobs

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    C.R. England - Shreveport, LA

    Looking to team up C.R. England will train you individually and then assign you as a team to the fleet Better miles, more money, more home time. Full benefits package

    from C.R. England - 17 hours ago
  • CDL A Truck Driver - Regional Truck Driver

    Averitt Express - Shreveport, LA

    Averitt Express CDL-A Regional Truck Driver Position IT'S BIG! AVERITT REGIONAL DRIVERS HAVE A NEW PAY INCREASE Paid driver training is available for recent grads and drivers with...

    from Averitt Express - 1 day ago
  • New CDL Class-A Driver Classes Starting Weekly - 866-764-1405

    Swift Transportation - Shreveport, LA

    Earn Your CDL Class A License and Get On The Road to a Successful Truck Driving Career! Paid While Training With Mentor and No Money Down or Credit Check Jumpstart your trucking...

    from Swift Transportation - 2 days ago
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Shreveport, Louisiana

Shreveport, Louisiana, is the third-largest city and the third largest metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Louisiana and the 99th-largest city in the United States. It is the seat of Caddo Parish. Bossier City lies across the Red River in Bossier Parish and the Shreveport-Bossier City Metropolitan Area population exceeds 375,000. Shreveport is the commercial and cultural center of the Ark-La-Tex, the area where Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas meet. Some call it the "Gateway to East Texas;" others have observed that Shreveport sits on the border between the South and the West. The city exercises a great pull over this region. Many people in the community refer to the two cities of Shreveport and Bossier City, which are separated only by the Red River, as "Shreveport-Bossier".

Shreveport Economy

Shreveport was once a major player in United States oil business and at one time could boast Standard Oil of Louisiana as a locally based company. The Louisiana branch was later absorbed by Standard Oil of New Jersey. In the 1980s, the oil and gas industry suffered a large economic downturn, and many companies cut back jobs or went out of business. Shreveport suffered severely from this recession, and many residents left the area. Today the city has largely transitioned to a service economy, hosting various riverboat casinos, and is second only to New Orleans in Louisiana tourism. Nearby Bossier City is home to one of the three horse racetracks in the state, Harrah's Louisiana Downs. Casinos in Shreveport-Bossier include Sam's Town Casino, Eldorado Casino, Horseshoe Casino, Boomtown Casino, and Diamond Jacks Casino . The Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau is the official tourism information agency for the region. The bureau maintains a comprehensive database of...more

Shreveport Careers

Among the most common occupations in Shreveport are Management, professional, and related occupations, 29%; Sales and office occupations, 24%; and Service occupations, 20%. Approximately 68 percent of workers in Shreveport, Louisiana work for companies, 17 percent work for the government and 5 percent are self-employed.

Shreveport Industries

The leading industries in Shreveport, Louisiana are Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 27%; Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation, and food services, 11%; and Retail trade, 11%. Simply Hired's Shreveport job listings indicate that the following industries in Shreveport are hiring the most workers:

Shreveport Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Shreveport, Louisiana is $28,170, and the median income of households in Shreveport was $32,027.

Average Salaries in Shreveport, LA

Shreveport, LA


According to our Shreveport Trends data, the number of Shreveport, Louisiana jobs has decreased by 13% since October 2013.
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Shreveport Employment Statistics

Population of Shreveport
Total population 192,531
Male 46.65%
Female 53.35%
Median age 33.8
Shreveport Housing
Owner-occupied homes 61.9%
Median cost of a home $93,600
Median mortgage payment $644
Renter-occupied homes 38.1%
Vacant housing 12.1%
Median monthly rent $552
Average Income
Median for all workers $21,527
Median for all male full-time $32,230
Median for all female full-time $24,109
Household Income
Less than $10,000 17%
$10,000 to $14,999 8%
$15,000 to $24,999 16%
$25,000 to $34,999 13%
$35,000 to $49,999 14%
$50,000 to $74,999 15%
$75,000 to $99,999 7%
$100,000 to $149,999 5%
$150,000 to $199,999 2%
$200,000 or more 2%
Less than 9th grade 4%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 12%
High school graduate 32%
Some college, no degree 22%
Associate's degree 4%
Bachelor's degree 18%
Graduate degree 8%
Marital Status
Never married 36%
Currently married 40%
Separated 4%
Widowed 8%
Divorced 12%
White 44%
Black or African American 55%
Asian 1%
Other 1%
Shreveport Commute
Carpool 9.4%
Public transportation 2.9%
Average travel time 17 minutes