Southwest Louisiana Workforce Resource Guide

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A step-by-step guide for getting a well-paying job in support of area industry

Unprecedented job opportunities are emerging as a result of the billions in industrial investment coming to Southwest Louisiana. It is important that residents who want to work and succeed in today's workforce get the required training and credentials now. The Southwest Louisiana Workforce Resource Guide is a road map for job seekers to get from point A to point B on their workforce preparation journey. It includes information to help individuals choose a career, get the training and certifications required, prepare a resume, acquire basic life skills and ultimately, land a job.

Visit to download the electronic version of the Resource Guide and a complete list of local distribution centers. Also, the Calcasieu Parish public library branches and the Calcasieu Business and Career Solutions Center will be offering orientation classes. These classes are for job seekers, mentors, and community members interested in a more in-depth review of the Resource Guide and the resources available locally to help job seekers join the workforce. Dates and times for these classes can be found at