Concordia Parish is a leader in workforce training. That starts with FastStart®, our state's customized recruitment, screening, development and delivery program for eligible, new and expanding companies — all at no cost. That's one reason why Louisiana is the #1 state in the nation for workforce engagement, according to a Gallup Poll. On top of that,we're one of the first communities engaged in A.C.T. WorkKeys® job Assessment Testing, an innovative program designed to match personal work skills to job functions.