NEW ORLEANS -- A major technology company setting up shop in New Orleans is starting the search for new employees.
DXC Technologies will begin the hiring process after signing their lease in New Orleans today, according to a release from the company.
“We're delighted that DXC Technology has found a home for its Digital Transformation Center in New Orleans and the hiring process is underway,” Gov. John Bel Edwards said.
The company is promising to locate 2,000 new jobs to its new digital transformation center to the city, with the first 300 by the end of next year.
The state is putting up a $120 million package of incentives to lure DXC to New Orleans. The package includes $25 million to train potential DXC employees at Louisiana universities and community colleges. Some of the training would take place at LSU, UNO and Delgado.
"Louisiana's greatest days lie ahead and DXC technology, their strong presence right here in the Central Business District of New Orleans represents a bold powerful new step in that direction," Edwards said when announcing the deal the state reached with DXC in November.
DXC Technology signed a lease agreement for multiple floors of the Freeport McMoRanBuilding on Poydras Street across from the Superdome. The company will occupy two floors of the building and will potentially lease up to 10 floors.
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. DXC is a publicly traded information technology company created last year, after acquiring parts the Enterprise Services segment of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.