temporary & full time employment services

318.226.WORK (9675)
providing shreveport & bossier city with quality employee for over 30 years!
Meet Our Staff
About Us

Arlena Acree, Owner/CEO/President

Arlena Acree, owner of the company, was inspired to open this particular type of business in 1985, not only because of her previous experience or working at an employment agency, but more importantly, because of the thorough personal satisfaction she received from "helping people help themselves." Her hard work and ethics has given Career Adventures the exceptional reputation that it has today. Arlena Acree currently serves as Director of Film, Media, and Entertainment for the City of Shreveport, a position to which she was appointed by Mayor Cedric B. Glover in 2006. In 1998, she was appointed by Mayor Keith Hightower as Director of Economic Development. She has served on a number of boards and commissions.

Past Awards and Honors:

  • Business Woman of the Year Award
  • Athena Award
  • Chairman for the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce in 1997
  • Women Who Have Made a Difference Award
  • Sam Walton’s Business Leader of the Year Award
  • Sales and Marketing Executive’s Ambassador Award
  • Named one of “One Hundred Women of the Century” by the Greater Shreveport
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Woman of the Year by the ZONTA Club
Randy Miller, Vice President/General Manager
[email protected] Randy is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University. He has a BA in Psychology/Human Resources. His first job after graduation was a Professional Recruiter at Career Adventures. He went on to further his expertise in the field of Human Resources working as HR Manger for Conagra and Inland Container. He was also the Director of Human Resources for Cellxion during their company start up.

Arlena and Jerry Acree appointed Randy to run Career Adventures in 2000. His background in Human Resources and passion for customer service has elevated Career Adventures to one of Northwest Louisiana’s top competitors in the staffing industry today. Randy coined the popular advertising slogan “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs” in 2001. He is a member of the following committees: American Staffing Association, Shreveport/Bossier Executives Association, South Shreveport Business Association, and Society of Human Resource Manager for Shreveport/Bossier.
April Acree Heaberlin, Marketing Manager/Executive Recruiter
[email protected] April started her full-time career at Career Adventures in 2007, but has worked part-time while attending school for several years prior. She graduated from LSUS with her BA in Business Marketing in 2007. She started off in Clerical staffing, but now she wears many hats. Her duties include: marketing, advertising, social media management, sales, and is the full-time National Recruiter for the Professional division. She is a member of the American Staffing Association, SMEI Shreveport/Bossier, Society of Human Resource Manager for Shreveport/Bossier, South Shreveport Business Association.