New tech company to create 2,000 jobs in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS -During a press conference today Gov. John Bel Edwards, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and DXC Technology announced the company will establish a 2,000-job Digital Transformation Center in New Orleans.
The governor teased a huge announcement via a vague email sent out to news outlets late Sunday afternoon. In the governor's release, he teased what he calls "one of the most significant economic development announcements in Louisiana's history".
DXC Technology, Virginia-based, is a newly-formed firm responsible for buying parts of Hewlett-Packard.
The company was created earlier this year as a result of a merger between CSC and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett-Packard.
In a release from Edward's office, the project will create more permanent direct jobs at one site than any prior economic development deal in Louisiana.
“This is an historic economic development achievement for our state,” Edwards said. “DXC Technology could not have made a better selection than to choose New Orleans for their Digital Transformation Center, and we embrace the challenge of preparing our best and brightest students for this remarkable opportunity."
According to the release the arrival of the new company will cement Louisiana's position as one of the fast-growing software and IT destinations in the U.S., following major projects by EA, CenturyLink, IBM, CSRA, CGI, GE Digital and others in the past decade.
DXC will hire 300 IT and business enterprise professionals during 2018, then ramp up to 2,000 jobs over five years and an annual payroll exceeding $133 million by 2025.