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Lake Area Industry Alliance

Industry Careers

Industries in Southwest Louisiana are a major supplier of the country's petroleum, nuclear energy, ethanol, and liquefied natural gas, among others. The industrial facilities have the largest impact on the economy in Southwest Louisiana when considering payroll and direct employment,: approximately 60 percent of income and wages in Southwest Louisiana are derived from industrial plants.

Several of the large industries located in Southwest Louisiana are in the top 10 list of major employers. Together, industries employ approximately over 6,000 people. The various contractors, vendors and suppliers that do business within the plant facility employees even more. LAIA members collectively hire an average of 300 employees each year.

The jobs available within area industries have the potential to pay well and offer excellent benefits, giving growing families a bright future.