Shreveport chamber launches new online employment resource

The Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the launch of JobPort, a local employment website hosted by the Chamber that enables local job listing and resume posting.

JobPort was developed in response to discussions held in 2018 as part of the Air Force Community Partnership program. Based on input from the Airman and Family Readiness Center about the specific employment needs of transitioning airmen and military spouses, the Chamber worked to construct JobPort as a simple site that enables allow local companies to post job openings and local residents to post their resumes.  Job seekers can peruse and apply for jobs while employers can post jobs and peruse resumes.

“Barksdale Air Force base is a critical part of the Shreveport-Bossier talent pipeline.  Military spouses bring tremendous experience with them and we want to do our part to help them find employment,” stated Chamber president Dr. Timothy J. Magner.  “We hope JobPort, will enable them to post their resumes and look for employment opportunities even before they arrive, so the time between PCS and employment can be reduced.  We also recognize that individuals transitioning from the Air Force, do so with skills and a work ethic that are in high demand in our community.  By helping them find employment with local companies, we want to encourage our Barksdale Airmen to choose Shreveport-Bossier as their permanent home.” 

While the website was initially designed to focus on supporting Barksdale airmen and families, the Chamber has opened JobPort to the public and welcomes jobs and resumes from companies and individuals throughout the Shreveport-Bossier region.

“We know there are great jobs available in Shreveport-Bossier, as well as individuals eager and ready to work,” said Dr. Magner, “our hope is that by having a very simple local site, we can help great local companies find great local talent.”

To post jobs or resumes, or to view them, on JobPort, the website is available at http://www.jobs4bafb.com or http://www.shreveportchamber.org/jobbank/