Talent & Workforce


504ward is a collaborative initiative designed to attract and retain young professional talent in New Orleans. 

As part of the New Orleans Business Alliance’s efforts to provide employers with top talent, 504ward is New Orleans’s largest network of young professional talent. 

The initiative offers a suite of programs and communications, in partnership with private sector leaders and employers, that provide opportunities for career advancement, professional development, and social engagement for young professionals. 

Over the past 10 years, 504ward has directly engaged more than 23,000 young professionals, featured more than 3,000 quality jobs, and partnered with more than 200 employers to date. 

To learn more or sign up for the 504ward weekly email, click here.

Celebrating 10 Years

In Fall 2018, 504ward celebrated its tenth anniversary. 

To commemorate this significant milestone, 504ward hosted a Young Professional Day of Service in which 200 young professionals volunteered to execute service projects across the city in partnership with 15 community-oriented nonprofits.


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