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Alexandria Jobs, Businesses, and Economy

Job Market, Employment and Careers

Alexandria and Pineville Louisiana jobs, employment and economy

The Alexandria and the Central Louisiana job markets employ a large number of jobs in diverse areas such as the following:

  • manufacturing
  • healthcare
  • education
  • banking
  • forestry
  • wood products
  • electric power generation
  • compressor manufacturing
  • detergent manufacturing
  • hospitality
  • agriculture
  • agri-business
  • tank car assembly
  • aviation support and maintenance
Union Tank Car, Alexandria, Louisiana
Union Tank Car, Alexandria, Louisiana
(Photo courtesy of LA Economic Development)

The workforce consists of thousands of manufacturing specialists, accountants, communications specialists, restaurant employees, hotel workers, bankers, retail sales personnel, health care workers, welders, roughnecks, truck drivers, electricians, and dozens more jobs and occupations in the Alexandria-Pineville job market.

Even in difficult economic times nationally, employment and job search opportunities in Alexandria have remained strong, and better than much of the U.S.

Alexandria Area Employers

Big name companies like Procter and Gamble, Crest Industries and Weyerhaeuser have called the Alexandria home for more than 40 years.

Industries like the Roy O. Martin Company, Union Tank Car, Hayes Manufacturing, BASF and Eclectic are other high-profile employers.

Central Louisiana is proud to have important companies such as FCO, Manchac Technologies, General Electric Co., Accurate Industries, Hunt Forest Products, Boise Wood Products, Kerotest Manufacturing, and Stella-Jones.

Roy O. Martin Co., Alexandria, Louisiana
Roy O. Martin Co., Alexandria, Louisiana
(Photo courtesy of LA Economic Development)

Other regional companies include Great Southern Wood, Arclin, Willamette Valley, Momentive, Baker Manufacturing, Oilfield Instrumentation, Catahoula Manufacturing, Louisiana Elastomer, Sports Design, Consolidated Energy, Leesville Lumber, West Fraser Jeld-Wen, Alliance Compressors and others.

Pineville is also the location of the corporate offices of Central Louisiana Electric Company (CLECO).

Healthcare organizations such as CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini, Rapides Regional Medical Center, Central Louisiana State Hospital and the Veterans Admistration Medical Center are also large employers.

Alexandria Economy

Alexandria's diverse economy remains robust with its base in the manufacturing, retail, timber, education, hospitality and health care industries. Employment is stable, and better than much of the U.S.

The up-to-date Alexandria International Airport provides rapid connections to all of the country for both business travel and leisure travel.

Rapides Parish has a workforce of about 58,000.