NEW ORLEANS – A General Electric information technology center will open in New Orleans, city, state and company officials announced Friday, saying the center will grow to employ 300 people over the next three years.
The center, which is expected to open by mid-year, will focus on developing software, processes and technology for the GE Capital financial services arm of the company.
The news was first reported by WWL-TV earlier this week when it was revealed that New Orleans was a finalist for the center.
The decision to locate the center here was formally announced by Gov. Bobby Jindal, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other officials and local business leaders at a Friday afternoon news conference.
“New Orleans has many of the things we need to build a center – a great location, talent, and an attractive business environment,” said a statement from Brackett Denniston, GE’s senior vice president and general counsel.
A GE spokesman told the Associated Press that the jobs with GE Capital will pay up to $100,000. All of the jobs will be new hires, company spokesman Andrew WIlliams told the AP.
Hiring for the center is not expected to begin for several weeks, but interested candidates can visit www.ge.com/careers/ge_capital_technology_center.html for the latest information on hiring.