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Tech company DXC Technology could bring 2000 jobs to NOLA

Tech company DXC Technology could bring 2000 jobs to NOLA

Governor John Bel Edwards joined local and state officials at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Monday afternoon to announce a 2,000-job Digital Transformation Center coming to the heart of New Orleans.

The Times-Picayune that DXC Technology, a global tech company that consults with the private sector and governments, will bring 2,000 jobs to downtown New Orleans as part of a company expansion. Mayor Mitch Landrieu called it a "game changer" and "a transformational moment" for the city in advance of its 300th anniversary, with the company's decision signaling a flag-planting moment for the city and large investors, that there's "no way city will ever be turned around again".

DXC is a publicly traded information technology company created a year ago, after acquiring parts the Enterprise Services segment of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. DXC is likely to be its biggest "win" yet.

DXC was created in April 2017 by a merger of two longstanding companies in the US tech sector: HP Enterprises, once part of Hewlett Packard, and Computer Sciences Corp., known as CSC, according to the report.

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DXC Technology, a $25 billion company with 6,000 major clients across 70 countries, offers a wide range of technology services for businesses, like cloud computing, app development, digital security and more. Its New Orleans "Digital Transformation Center" will serve as a "blueprint", according to executive vice president Stephen Hilton. And it's started hiring. Edwards said the project will bring 2,000 jobs to the city over five years.

The average salary will be $63,000, plus benefits, Edwards said, noting that the company selected New Orleans over several other states and locations that were vying for the project.

The state economic development agency said incentives to land the company included almost $19 million in grants payable over five years. The company also will work with the state-backed Louisiana Economic Development's FastStart workforce development program.