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About New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana – aka the Big Easy – is one of the most colorful and diverse cities in the US. The city was rocked by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, but the spirit and hard work of the people of New Orleans and others from across the world has helped to restore the city to its pre-hurricane state, and once more, New Orleans has become a desirable place to live. A great many new jobs in New Orleans have been created and others have been restored.
New Orleans, Louisiana History
New Orleans, Louisiana was founded in 1718 by the French Mississippi Company. The city was named after Philippe d’Orléans, Duke of Orléans, the ruling regent in France at the time. The city was ceded to the Spanish as a part of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 then reverted back to French rule in 1801, only for Napoleon Bonaparte to sell the lands to the Americans in the 1803 Louisiana Purchase.
All of this meant that the population of New Orleans had quickly become a very diverse one and by 1840 the city had become the wealthiest in the nation.
New Orleans, Louisiana continued to prosper as a center of industry and trade until the 1940s. As companies left the city, it became increasingly dependent on tourism for the bulk of hiring in New Orleans. By the time Hurricane Katrina arrived in 2005, the city of New Orleans was going through one of its lowest economic periods.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Who is hiring in New Orleans? The clean up after Katrina has been long and hard but it has marked something of a turning point for New Orleans. The ports in the city are functional again and New Orleans has reclaimed its place as a center of maritime industry, with many people who had left the state returning to reclaim their jobs in New Orleans. The number of jobs in education has also increased and a number of the major companies who have a significant presence in the area are fully operational and providing new jobs in New Orleans, including Lockheed Martin, Harrah’s Entertainment, Zatarain’s, Whitney National Bank, Capital One, Tidewater Marine, Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits, Parsons Brinckerhoff, and MWH Global.
The other economic mainstay of the New Orleans economy, tourism, is also thriving again and provides over 85,000 jobs for returning and new residents of the city.