Moonbot Studios, an Oscar-winning Shreveport-based animation studio

Shreveport Employers

With many of the best Shreveport employers looking to hire, opportunity is always knocking in Northwest Louisiana.

The region is home to some of the state's top employers and a variety of diverse, cutting-edge industries such as digital media as well as more traditional powerhouse manufacturing facilities. And a thriving regional economy means that regardless of one's interests or chosen profession, a quality, fulfilling job with a great company or organization is constantly within reach.

Consider a few facts and figures about some of the largest, fastest-growing and most innovative employers in Shreveport, Bossier and Northwest Louisiana.

  • Barksdale Air Force Base, employer of more than 10,000 people across the region, provides opportunities for both companies and professionals to work with the federal government and help support one of the United States military's most important installations and assets.

  • Benteler Steel/Tube, a leading producer of seamless and welded steel tubes, is establishing a 675-job seamless steel tube mill. The mill is the company’s first hot-rolling tube mill in the U.S., an expansion that will provide Benteler with the ability to more effectively deliver its products to customers. The company broke ground on the manufacturing facility in September 2013.

  • Dr. Reddy's Laboratories provides affordable and innovative medicines for healthier lives at its 300,000-square-foot facility in Caddo Parish that employs nearly 300 individuals. The lab is ranked as the largest producer of silver sulfadiazine cream—a topical cream for burns—and the second-largest producer of prescription Ibuprofen in North America.

  • International Paper, employer of more than 900 across its two paper mills and operational facilities located in DeSoto and Natchitoches parishes, is a global leader in the paper and packaging industry and supplies a wide range of products that people rely on every day.

  • Moonbot Studios, the first major animation studio in Louisiana and winner of the 2012 Oscar® for Best Animated Short Film and coined, the "Pixar of the iPad Age” by The Atlantic, has produced animated hits such as The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore which includes the award-winning animated short film and smartphone and tablet app. Its work for Chipotle Mexican Grill titled The Scarecrow received critical acclaim as both a short film and app-based game, receiving 100 prestigious awards including two Daytime Emmys.

  • Roy O. Martin Lumber Company, one of the largest independently owned lumber companies in the South, has a land base of 570,000 acres of prime southern pine and fine hardwoods throughout the state. The company employs more than 700 individuals at its Natchitoches facility that manufacture a variety of wood-related products.

  • Teleperformance, the number one contact center and client relationship management company in the world, recently announced the company will soon create 740 new direct jobs at its Shreveport customer contact center. This move will bring total employment at the campus to 2,000 workers and create one of the largest domestic Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) centers.

  • Twin Engine Labs, a digital media and smartphone app development firm based in Shreveport, has received critical acclaim for its work. The firm’s work with Moonbot Studios landed their companion app to the short film, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, a spot on The New York Times Top 10 Apps of the Year. A firm started out of Shreveport’s Cohab co-working space, Twin Engine Labs is an active presence and a shining star in the start-up and creative communities of Northwest Louisiana.

  • Verallia North America, the second largest glass container manufacturer in the United States, counts more than 300 employees helping to power its manufacturing facility in Lincoln Parish and produce a variety of food, beverage, spirit and wine containers. As one of Verallia North America’s 13 glass manufacturing plants located across the U.S., the Lincoln Parish facility is a key contributor in the production of approximately nine billion bottles and jars annually.

  • A leading healthcare provider in Northwest Louisiana since 1924, Willis-Knighton has since grown to include four hospitals, a retirement community and a wide range of support service facilities, including a heart and vascular institute, a fitness and wellness center and a diabetes and nutrition center. Now an employer of more than 6,000 across the region, Willis-Knighton is a locally owned and operated healthcare system with strong roots in the community it serves.