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New Orleans Employers

With sectors ranging from technology to business, Southeast Louisiana is home to a variety of industry-leading employers. In New Orleans, digital gaming innovators and energy giants like Entergy Corporation – ranked 241 on the Fortune 500 list in 2015 with more than $12 billion in total revenues – provide residents with a number of diverse career paths and opportunities for employment.

Greater New Orleans is also a hub for both technology and entrepreneurship. In 2013, Forbes ranked New Orleans No. 3 in the nation, out of 317 metro areas, for growth in the information sector as a “Big City Winning the Battle for IT Jobs.” In addition, ranked New Orleans No. 6 among all medium-sized cities as one of the nation’s best cities for young entrepreneurs, pointing to the city’s vibrant culture and low cost of living compared to New York, Boston or Chicago as key drivers behind the strong creative community and entrepreneurial mentality. Supported by a wide array of industrial and technological possibilities, New Orleans employers offer a firm foundation for professional development and career advancement.

  • Ranked No. 241 on the Fortune 500 list in 2015, Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company with annual revenues of more than $12 billion. Headquartered in New Orleans, Entergy maintains a local workforce of approximately 2,600 employees and supports the delivery of electricity to 2.8 million utility customers across the southern United States. The company also prides itself on being a good corporate citizen – Entergy was named to CR magazine’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens List” in 2014, and in 2013 the company’s private foundation awarded grants totaling $13 million.

  • A subsidiary of The J.M. Smucker Company, The Folgers Coffee Company operates multiple manufacturing facilities in the Greater New Orleans area, including the company’s largest production facility and a distribution center located in St. Tammany Parish. The coffee giant, one of the world’s most recognizable coffee brands, employs hundreds throughout the region.

  • Gameloft is one of the world’s top publishers of mobile games with more than 1 million games downloaded each day across a number of leading platforms and thousands of different software/tablet models. The company is responsible for the development of popular titles such as Asphalt 8, Despicable Me 2, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Total Conquest, among others. Based in Paris, Gameloft opened a game development studio in New Orleans in 2011 and plans to employ a local workforce of 146 by 2016.

  • A unit of General Electric, GE Capital is a world leader for commercial lending, consumer financing and both aircraft and real estate financing with a global workforce of 47,000 and more than 60 million consumer customers. In 2012, the company announced the creation of an IT Center of Excellence in New Orleans’ Central Business District, where it is in the process of hiring 300 employees to support its financial products and customer functions.

  • Globalstar Inc. offers high-quality, low-cost satellite voice and data services to commercial and recreational users in more than 120 countries around the world. The company is one of only a limited number of companies in the world that actually owns its constellation of satellites, and has invested over $1.2 billion in procuring and deploying a second generation of more modern satellites. In 2010, Globalstar announced the relocation of its headquarters from Silicon Valley to St. Tammany Parish, and in the process committed to create more than 500 jobs for area residents by 2019.

  • The New Orleans BioInnovation Center is a not-for-profit, 66,000-square-foot technology business incubator located in New Orleans’ Central Business District. The Center, home to state-of-the-art equipment designed to promote and foster entrepreneurship in biosciences and digital health and bring cutting-edge technologies to the market, has helped to facilitate the formation of nearly 140 companies, create more than 275 new jobs for the region, and raise $29 million in funding for tenants.

  • Founded in 1940, Nucor produces more U.S. steel than any other company and maintains a commitment to high-quality, profitable steel products. In 2010, Nucor announced a multi-phase iron and steel project in St. James Parish near the town of Convent, one of the largest industrial projects in the history of Louisiana with the full value of planned capital investments exceeding $3.4 billion. In 2014, the company began operations at its direct reduced iron (DRI) manufacturing facility – the first phase of the project that, at a total cost of $750 million, now serves as the largest DRI plant in the world.

  • Ochsner Health System is one of the largest healthcare systems in Louisiana, with 50 facilities in Southeast Louisiana alone that include medical centers, specialty health centers specializing in areas ranging from cancer care to orthopedics, women’s and children’s healthcare facilities, and fitness centers. The system employs a total workforce of more than 15,000 across the state, and approximately 7,000 of those employees work at Southeast Louisiana facilities. In 2014, Becker’s Healthcare named Oschner one of the “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” in recognition of the system’s employee benefits, workplace culture, professional development opportunities and previous recognition for workplace excellence.

  • Textron Systems' Marine and Land division, based in Slidell, is a world leader in the design and production of combat land vehicles and marine craft. A subsidiary of Textron Inc., a Fortune 500 company, the company employs hundreds at its Southeast Louisiana production headquarters who work to develop solutions for keeping U.S. troops safe in combat situations, including its COMMANDO family of four-wheeled armored vehicles designed for military use and Motor Lifeboats that are utilized by the U.S. Coast Guard.