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Once you’ve registered in the system, you’ll be prompted to complete your company profile. Make sure you have your Federal and Louisiana State Tax ID numbers handy as we use this information to verify that your company is a Louisiana business.
Your Federal Tax ID is assigned by the IRS, and your State Tax ID number is assigned by Louisiana Workforce Commission. Many times your company’s accounting or finance department can provide this to you.
Validation is an automated process that verifies your company is a business operating in Louisiana. Validation is necessary to ensure Louisiana Job Connection and Louisiana Business Connection remain exclusive to Louisiana businesses.
If you know the current account owner, you may ask him/her to add you to the existing account. If not, the system will recognize your company when you attempt to register. You will have the option to have an automated email sent to the current account owner to add you to the existing account, or you can create a new, separate account.
Click the Manage Users tab from your Company Profile. Click the Add User button and follow the steps on screen. As the account owner, you can set permissions for any users you add, including the ability to post jobs and review job seeker matches for those jobs.
If you would like to search for subcontractors and suppliers to meet the needs for a project you have underway or coming soon, select the contractor option. If you are a subcontractor or supplier and want to make your products and/or services available to larger contractors, select the small business option.
Have additional questions? Select from the topics below to browse frequently asked questions.
Our system matches you with candidates that fit your position’s requirements and preferences which means we do all of the searching for you! This helps recruiters and hiring managers save time by only showing candidates that qualify for your job openings.
Louisiana Job Connection is completely free to Louisiana employers and there is no limit on the amount of job you can post. Also, there is no cost to view matches, access résumés or contact candidates.
In most cases when this happens, your company may not have automatically validated in our system. No need to worry. First, make sure your Federal and State ID numbers are accurate. If you are still unable to post, contact the Help Desk for assistance.
Our technology has considered your job description to determine the skills and experience needed to fulfill your job opening. Though you may be surprised to see a select candidate as a match, remember that our system is providing you with job seekers that qualify for your position.
If you see a candidate that is not relevant to your hiring needs, simply expand the candidate’s profile and select Please Remove. Doing this helps improve our matching system. You can also edit your job posting by adding more detail to the job description and required skills list. For tips on how to receive the best matches possible, refer to the following question.
When developing a job description, be as detailed and comprehensive as possible – including specific responsibilities and required skills and certifications. This will help maximize the matching capabilities to help you find the most qualified candidates for your job openings.
You may be matched with job seekers from all over the state and possibly out-of-state. This shouldn’t alarm you, in fact it is a good thing! Job seekers have the option to select their preferred location – which means they are potentially willing to move. Why is this a good thing? Because your pool of qualified candidates just got larger without any additional effort.
All candidates that match with your postings will be shown except those who have set their profile to private. This allows job seekers to have a confidential experience while searching for new opportunities. Job seekers, however, can see your openings if they are a match, and will be visible to you if they choose to submit their résumé.
Job seekers have the option to select their preferred method of contact, and phone numbers are not required to provide.
You can edit your information in the Profile Details tab in the Company Profile section. You must be the Administrator to edit this information.
You may have noticed your dashboard has changed to feature news and resources. But don’t worry, all of your matches are safe. You can access your posted jobs, matches and more under the “Manage Jobs” tab in the main navigation.
At this time, you must select one option or the other: you can search for small businesses or be matched with prime contractors. If you selected an incorrect option and need to switch, please contact our help desk for assistance.
Louisiana Business Connection is completely free – there is no cost to small businesses or contractors to use the tool.
Your account may need to be validated. First, check your company profile to be sure your Federal and State ID numbers are accurate. If you are still unable to create a project search, please contact the help desk for further assistance.
Yes! Just include the requirements that are relevant in your search. The system will assume anything you leave blank is not required. Your results will include those companies that match the requirements you included in your search. NOTE: You must provide at least one search criteria to create a project search.
While not all of the search filters are required when creating a new project search, the more filters you use, the more specific your search will be. If your list of results is too long to manage, consider editing your search criteria to be more specific.
Your search results are available immediately. We encourage you to contact qualified small businesses to begin developing diverse and inclusive partnerships in Louisiana.
Consider editing your search criteria to be more (or less) specific which will decrease (or increase) your number of results. Project search results are dynamic – which means if new business signs up and matches with one of your active searches, you will see that business listed in your results. You can also save contacts and access them later.
Small businesses can select their preferred method of contact – email, phone or both. The contact information you see depends on their preference.
Yes, you will see all of the suppliers and subcontractors that match your search requirements, but they cannot see you. Therefore, we encourage you to contact those qualified small businesses to begin developing diverse and inclusive partnerships in Louisiana.
At this time, you must select one option or the other. If you selected an incorrect option and need to switch, please contact our help desk for assistance.
You’re all set! After adding all relevant information to your profile and publishing it, all you need to do is wait to hear from potential business partners. Prime contractors will create a search based on project requirements. If your business capabilities meet those requirements, you’ll be listed as a match in their project search results. We encourage you to keep your company profile up-to-date and comprehensive so that you can have maximum exposure to potential business partners.
In the meantime, you can also match with job seekers by posting jobs – at no cost to you. This service is optional and exclusive to Louisiana employers.
Only some of the questions in the company profile are required, but completing your profile with thorough and accurate information will help your business match with project requirements.
Louisiana Business Connection is completely free – there is no cost to small businesses or contractors to use the website.
It’s best to complete your company profile with thorough and accurate information – for as many sections as possible. The information you provide in your company profile will be matched with contractor requirements.
Visit the Small Business Administration website for information about business classifications and/or certifications that may apply to your company.
No, contractors are looking for suppliers and subcontractors for projects of various sizes. Indicate the coverage you have, and learn more about insurance options for your company here.
While not every contractor will require bonding, it may help you to be matched with more contractors. Learn more about LED’s Bonding Assistance Program here.
OSHA10 and OSHA30 are popular safety training certifications. The OSHA website is a great place to learn about safety training options available to you.
Sure. You can include any additional certifications and licenses you or your staff has in the Certifications and Safety Ratings section of your company profile.
Safety ratings are important, but a perfect TRIR is not required for every project. The OSHA website provides several resources for best practices related to safety.
The Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) is needed to access secure facilities and vessels. You can learn more or apply here.
Review your company profile regularly and ensure that all information is up-to-date. Check out our resources linked throughout the company profile section and on your dashboard for information on additional certifications and training programs that you may qualify for and enhance your profile.
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