SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Shreveport will gain hundreds of jobs with the opening of an aircraft maintenance facility at its main airport.
The project announced Tuesday by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Western Global founder and CEO James Neff will create 170 jobs with an average salary of more than $45,200 a year plus benefits.
Louisiana Economic Development estimates it also will result in the creation of 308 indirect jobs, for a total of more than 475 new jobs in Northwest Louisiana.
A job fair is planned later this month.
The Shreveport facility will consolidate the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul functions Western Global had outsourced at multiple locations.