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Cleco has served as one of Louisiana’s largest employers since 1935. Today, the company has nearly 1,500 diverse employees across the state dedicated to safe operations, delivery of reliable power, economic development and charitable giving.

In 2016, Cleco was sold to a group of private investors led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, one of the world’s largest infrastructure investors. While privately owned, the company locally manages its two primary subsidiaries – Cleco Power, our regulated electric utility business, and Cleco Cajun, our unregulated electric utility business.

With our recent $1 billion acquisition of NRG’s Louisiana assets, implementation of the enterprise-wide SAP system, continued optimization of our generation portfolio, smart grid technology and top decile safety record, Cleco offers diverse and innovative career opportunities. At the same time, our workplace fosters a caring and inclusive environment that is oftentimes referred to as “family.”

In the community, Cleco and our employees volunteer our time and resources for the betterment of all of our stakeholders. While we continually grow and innovate in anticipation of the changing needs of our customers and employees, one thing remains unchanged - our values.

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FAQs About Cleco's Hiring Process

  • How do I apply for a position at Cleco?

    You can apply for an open position by completing our online application and creating an account in our Workday job applicant system. Before completing the application, you will first be required to create a Workday account. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to verify your account. Click on the link to confirm your e-mail address and finish the account creation process in Workday. There should be an “Account Activated” message on your sign-in page. You must select a password to protect your information. From there, your information will be stored, meaning you won’t have to retype it if you apply for future positions. You also can check the status of your application at any time when you log into your account.
  • Can I apply at any time?

    No. Cleco only accepts online applications for open positions. Cleco’s job application is available online only through its Workday job applicant system. If you submit a resume, it must be attached to a completed online application. Your online application is good only for the open position at that time. You must complete an online application for every job you wish to apply for. Cleco does not keep paper applications nor resumes on file.
  • Am I required to submit a resume?

    No, a resume is not required. If you submit a resume, it must be attached to a completed online application.
  • What is Cleco’s recruiting/hiring process?

    Cleco posts new job openings through its Workday job applicant system. Applicants must apply for an open position by completing an online application. Applicants will be screened to ensure they meet position qualifications. Therefore, not every applicant will advance through the recruiting process. If the position requires pre-employment testing, practice tests are available. Selected candidates are required to complete pre-employment screenings, including a background check, drug screen and physical, as applicable. Applicants not selected will be contacted.
  • How will I know you received my application?

    After you complete your online application, you should receive an email stating your application has been received. You also will be asked to create an online account in the Workday job applicant system if you have not already created an account.
  • How can I find out about future job openings?

    Visit cleco.com, then go to Careers and click on Apply to access the Workday job applicant system.
  • Do you have pre-employment testing?

    For certain positions, applicants must take and pass certain tests. The testing is used to help Cleco select qualified individuals for open positions consistently. Cleco is a member of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Testing Consortium. EEI provides member companies with validated employment tests that are among the most effective means of selecting qualified employees.
  • How will I know if the position I’m applying for requires pre-employment testing?

    If EEI testing is required, it will be listed on the job posting under minimum requirements. Practice tests are available. However, please note practice tests are slightly different from the actual tests.

    The following EEI tests are required for the positions listed below:

    • Construction and Skilled Trades Selection System (CAST)
      Line mechanic positions

    • Power Plant Maintenance Positions Selection System (MASS)
      Power plant mechanic, diesel technician, fuel handling technician and PdM technician positions

    • Plant Operator Selection System (POSS)
      Power plant technician positions

    • Technician Occupations Selection System (TECH)
      Power plant chemist, power plant electrical and instrumentation technician positions

  • Are practice tests available for pre-employment testing?

    Yes, click on the links below to access the EEI practice tests. Please use “cleco” for your login and “practice” for your password. You can review topics and take practice exams relevant to electric utility employment tests.