Technology company bringing 2000 jobs to New Orleans

Technology company bringing 2000 jobs to New Orleans

DXC selected New Orleans out of at least 30 US cities as the site of its new Digital Transformation Center based on technology ecosystem, commitment to IT workforce development, local economic strength and population diversity, among other criteria.

Landrieu, Edwards and DXC executive vice president Stephen Hilton announced the plans at a news conference at the Superdome.

Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson estimated the project will create another 2,257 indirect jobs.

DXC has also established more than 250 industry-leading global Partner Network relationships, including 15 strategic partners: Amazon Web Services, AT&T, Dell EMC, HCL, Hitachi, HPE, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Micro Focus, Microsoft, Oracle, PwC, SAP and ServiceNow.

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Virginia-based D-X-C formed in April in a merger with Hewlett Packard and Computer Sciences Corporation. Edwards said the project will bring 2,000 jobs to the city over five years. He says Louisiana provided $120 million in incentives to attract the company's attention.

"LSU, University of New Orleans and Delgado will develop workforce training programs, specifically created to meet their needs, which is good". Some of the training would take place at LSU, UNO and Delgado. Officials there said Louisiana beat out 30 other states for the chance to host a "digital transformation center" — where the company will provide services to help clients adapt to rapidly changing digital technology.

Here's the plan by DXC in Louisiana: The company will pursue a highly integrated model of higher education workforce solutions to prepare talent for its digital transformation center in New Orleans.

Tech sector jobs are among the highest paying and highly sought after. It serves almost 6,000 private and public sector clients.

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