NOLABA values talent as a key driver of economic growth. Alejandra Guzman explains how our organization takes a people-centered approach by combining workforce development strategies into business attraction and retention.
Digital data services company iMerit announced downtown New Orleans as the location for its first U.S. delivery center on April 24, representing another victory for New Orleans' technology scene. In the New Orleans location, employees are supporting innovative companies with needs in Spanish and English Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, and U.S.-based customer service needs.
NOLABA connects New Orleanians with the support and resources they need to achieve economic prosperity. This includes providing information for small businesses like local resource providers and certification opportunities. In this small business spotlight, we highlight Maryam Uloho, a formerly incarcerated individual who opened her own thrift store in Greater New Orleans, Sister Hearts, to help other citizens re-enter society after prison terms.
A healthy economy needs a diverse and skilled workforce. NOLABA connects workers, both homegrown and around the country, to opportunities for career growth in New Orleans. One way is through the NOLA BOUND initiative alongside 504ward, which is housed at NOLABA, and is committed to retaining young professional talent. 504ward Executive Director Mary Matthews explains the initiative, which includes a pop-up tent at French Quarter Fest April 14-15.
NEW ORLEANS – On April 5, Mayor Mitch Landrieu celebrated the final STRIVE New Orleans (STRIVE NOLA) graduation under his administration, since he incorporated the four-week job readiness training program into his Economic Opportunity Strategy in 2015.
NOLABA knows a talented workforce is crucial to economic growth. Walgreens decided to approach talent attraction and retention through a new lens in New Orleans - by developing career pathways through the EMPLOY Collaborative (Employment & Mobility Pathways Linked for Opportunity Youth).