Posted: Apr 16, 2013 5:38 PM by Adrian Pittman
Updated: Apr 16, 2013 6:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - IBM is staking its claim in Baton Rouge by recruiting students from Louisiana universities.
Today, IBM was at Southern University as part of its efforts to hire 800 people over the next four years for the new IBM Services Center in Baton Rouge. The company is looking for application development specialists from all experience levels.
Several dozen Southern students filled an auditorium in the T.T. Allain Hall in hopes of grabbing one of those jobs.
"There are jobs available for us, especially as far as technology goes. It's been a little drought in technology jobs in Louisiana, and it's just helping us move forward," said Southern University student, Trebor Jackson.
Southern students feel they have what it takes to land a job with the tech company.
"I think I'm ready. Southern has prepared me for this opportunity. I'm ready," said Southern University student, Carla Buckner.
IBM will host a job fair on April 23 at the Baton Rouge Marriott on Hilton Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.