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.
Landrieu, Edwards and DXC executive vice president Stephen Hilton announced the plans at a news conference at the Superdome.
The company will hire 300 workers by the end of 2018, according to the source.
Daily Report has confirmed that the major economic development announcement Gov. John Bel Edwards will make in New Orleans this afternoon involves Virginia-based DXC Technology, which will set up operations in the Crescent City and eventually create 2,000 permanent high tech jobs.
"This is an historic economic development achievement for our state", Edwards said.
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Local leaders are billing the news as the single biggest economic development announcement in the city's history.
The company was created earlier this year when Hewlett Packard Enterprise completed the spinoff of its Enterprise Services business, which merged with Computer Sciences Corporation. "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".
In addition to the 2,000 new direct jobs, Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will result in 2,257 new indirect jobs, for a total of more than 4,250 new jobs in the state's Southeast Region.
A "vast majority" of the jobs will be new positions added to the company's payroll, DXC spokesperson Rich Adamonis said in an email.