Louisiana Political News Wire
Orleans Area Takes Big Hits
The woes of the New Orleans area seldom generate serious concern outside southeast Louisiana. However, recent developments there will eventually impact the entire state, and they can’t be ignored. Northrop Grumman delivered the latest blow when it announced it would be closing its Avondale Shipyards in 2013. That translates to the loss of 5,000 high-paying jobs and up to 10,000 indirect jobs. The 5,000 job losses at Avondale represent 15 percent of the 33,600 manufacturing jobs in the New Orleans area.
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