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Baton Rouge, Louisiana Overview

Meaning "red stick" in French, Baton Rouge is the capitol of Louisiana and its second-largest city behind New Orleans. Baton Rouge's location on a Mississippi River Delta bluff allowed early settlers to establish a settlement safe from flooding. It is also the furthest inland port on the Mississippi with the capacity to accept the largest ocean-going vessels and tankers.

The city of 229,426 people has since become a bustling hub of industrial, petrochemical, technology and political businesses, which boosts the availability of Baton Rouge jobs. Baton Rouge is one of the South's most culturally diverse cities as well, having been a part of seven different European and North American governments throughout history.

Despite the city's large size and metropolitan composition, the cost of living index in Baton Rouge is 90.1, well below the national average of 100. Residents save the most on housing (81) and utilities (84), but pay slightly more for healthcare services (101).

The median price of a home in Baton Rouge is around $137,600 — significantly lower compared to the national median of $170,100. The property tax rate is less than half the national average, as well. However, residents pay a sales tax of 9 percent for most purchases, 50 percent more than the national average of six percent.

Baton Rouge Job Opportunities

In 2011, the State of Louisiana was Baton Rouge's largest provider of Baton Rouge, LA jobs at 26,259 workers, followed by construction company Turner Industries (9,671), East Baton Rouge Parish Public Schools (5,995), Louisiana State University (5,600) and the city of Baton Rouge (4,349).

Baton Rouge jobs get another boost since the city is home to an ExxonMobil oil refinery that is the second largest in the U.S. and among the 10 largest in the world. Chemical manufacturers Albemarle and the Dow Chemical Company provide a significant number of jobs in Baton Rouge. For additional work opportunities on the Mississippi River, search New Orleans jobs.

Baton Rouge Employment Trends

In August 2014, Baton Rouge had a civilian workforce of roughly 407,000 people, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of that group, 24,600 — or 6.1 percent — were unemployed, which was marginally above the national average of 5.9 at the time.

Portfolio Magazine ranked the city among its "Top 10 Places for Young Adults" in 2010 and was ranked the 9th best place in the country to start a new business by CNN. Government jobs in Baton Rouge, trade, education and health services jobs constituted the top three largest segments of jobs in Baton Rouge, LA.


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Baton Rouge, LA
Description: There's an energy and excitement here, a shared mission to improve the lives of others as well as our own. Nursing here isn't for everybody. Instead of seeing a handful of patients each day, your work may affect millions for years to come. Ready for a new path? Start doing your life's best work. (sm) Nurse! Clinical Grievances! Work from home! Monday - Friday! As the NEW Clinical G...
Baton Rouge, LA
Project Controls Engineer The Project Controls Engineer will be responsible for providing cost engineering services for projects being managed within the Engineering Department. The position will provide project management with forward looking information, identifying expected project performance and comparisons against performance targets. Candidate must be an active project team member providin...
Baton Rouge, LA
Outside Sales Representative / Account Manager If you are a confident and highly motivated individual looking for a great sales opportunity with uncapped earnings and growth potential, join our Sales team at Central Payment! We are seeking energetic and entrepreneurial Outsides Sales Reps to market our credit card processing services and social media tools to businesses across the country. Job D...
Baton Rouge, LA
Restaurant Manager Openings in Baton Rouge! Do you thrive in a fast-paced, high volume restaurant environment? Are you looking for the right challenge to take your restaurant management career to the next step? If so, think about joining one of the leaders in the Quick Service industry. In the past 30 years, we’ve grown from a shack to one of the largest chains in the restaurant industry, with th...
Baton Rouge, LA
Requirements: License/Certification/Education: Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent w/1-2 years of experience. Job Description: Prepares laboratory specimens (e.g. serum, stool, semen, urine, tissue, etc.) for designated departments/locations prior to laboratory analysis and testing. Unpacks specimens from branches or ports and routes specimens by type to various staging areas. Prepares...
Baton Rouge, LA
Corporate Director of Human Resources eQHealth Solutions has a challenging full time opportunity for a dynamic senior Human Resources professional to oversee all of the Company’s human resources functionsand will provide strategic planning and oversight for determining the organization’s talent needs and talent acquisition and retention strategies and will drive the implementation of staff develo...
Branch Manager – Industrial, Construction $90k - $110k (+ up to 50% of salary bonus) Baton Rouge, LA National equipment, construction and environmental solutions company needs Branch Manager with P&L experience to manage branch. Knowledge of hydraulics, construction management/project management; (pumping, irrigation systems, water handling projects, filtration, etc.) Background in sales and ...
Baton Rouge, LA
Jason's Deli is Now Hiring Assistant Managers in Baton Rouge, LA! Now offering a $1,500 sign-on bonus! *$750 issued upon job offer, remaining $750 issued upon successful completion of 10-week training program Requirements: * Recent experience in the food industry in a supervisory or managerial role. * Ability to work a flexible schedule including open shifts, mid shifts, close shifts, weekend...
There's No Place like The Neighborhood It's a whole new Neighborhood and a new career for you at Applebee’s. Put your passion for service, commitment to excellence and unrelenting drive for success to work for one of the most successful restaurant chains in the industry. An exciting opportunity currently exists to join our team as a Manager. We want our success story to be your success story. Do...
Baton Rouge, LA
We are looking for a Sterling Commerce Fulfillment Consultant with a passion for growth and innovation. These positions will be held in Baton Rouge Louisiana in our newly launched IBM Services Center! Consultants in this role will be responsible for performing a variety of technical duties including participate in the system architecture design, application functionality and design along with dev...
Baton Rouge, LA
IBM’s Service Center (ISC) in Baton Rouge is looking for a Project Manager who will provide leadership and direction to the application services delivery team implementing technical solutions to meet contract deliverables. This role ensures client needs are satisfied by constructing partnerships between the Project Office, clients, vendors, and subcontractor organizations, and managing the impleme...
Baton Rouge, LA
Summary Our client is a successful oil field services business based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They are currently seeking a motivated Financial Controller to join their existing finance and accounting business unit. The ideal candidate will be a hands on Controller to look after every financial aspect of their finance and accounting function and will lead a team that work closely together and ha...
Baton Rouge, LA
The newly launched IBM Services Center in Baton Rouge has immediate opportunities for entry level, forward thinking Package Solution Specialist with a passion for growth and innovation. IBM Services Center: Baton Rouge is currently growing its IT Specialist team. Join the IBM team and utilize leading-edge technology to develop and deliver next generation applications for mobile, Big Data, Cloud C...
LOUISIANA COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Project Managers – Business Operations The Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) is now taking applications for two Project Managers, Business Operations positions to be domiciled in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for the LED FastStart Initiative. SUMMARY: The Project Managers will manage multiple LED FastStart ...
Baton Rouge, LA, 70802
SUMMARY: Ensure that all HCT departments are in compliance with all Louisiana Gaming Commission Regulations; maintain effective Internal Control System making necessary amendments as a result of Gaming Commission and internal audits. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. • Maintain Internal Control System including making necessary amendments ...
Company Confidential Baton Rouge, LA, 70806
We are a local HVAC company seeking a dependable Full Time Accounting Assistant in our Construction Department. Job duties include: Input new projects into system; prepare/setup and maintain the job file; input service reports into system; verify and process all incoming invoices from outside vendors; process vendor invoices for payment; audit and process expense reports; audit and process credit...
Baton Rouge, LA, 70806
Managing a Pei Wei Asian Diner offers an exciting and dynamic leadership experience. At Pei Wei, brought to you by P.F. Chang's, we will offer you more than just a great place to work we will give you EXCELLENT opportunities to build a career in a dynamic, team-oriented atmosphere. NOW HIRING: RESTAURANT GENERAL MANAGER We are looking for leaders with 1+ year of Restaurant Assistant General Ma...
Baton Rouge, LA, 70806
A Baton Rouge, LA based mortgage lender is looking for an Assistant Controller to help oversee daily accounting services for its operations. The Company is an approved Fannie Mae Seller-Servicer, Freddie Mac Seller-Servicer, Ginnie Mae issuer, Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) / Federal Housing Administration (“FHA”) Mortgagee, U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) approved or...
This position will involve working directly with the CEO of the company, with primary responsibility being new business development and sales growth of the micro tube heat exchanger business. Responsibilities will include market research, competitive product analysis, identification of product applications and subsequent target accounts. Job Functions and Qualifications: 1. The successful candid...
Baton Rouge, LA, 70801
AVON has available opportunities for part time or full time independent Sales Representatives. Bilingual and Entry Level Candidates welcome, No experience is required! Come join the change movement and enjoy amazing success! It doesn’t matter if you come from Customer Service, Accounting, Marketing, Administrative or any other field - AVON is looking for you to become an Independent Sales Represe...

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