“NEW ORLEANS — Today, Gov. Bobby Jindal and GE announced the creation of a major new corporate office in New Orleans with 300 new direct jobs in information technology (IT) and software development. The GE Capital Technology Center, an IT Center of Excellence, will provide software development and IT support for the company’s financial services business.
The project will produce 300 new IT jobs with salaries ranging from $60,000 to $100,000, plus benefits, that will support GE Capital’s growth. Louisiana Economic Development (LED) estimates that the 300 new GE Capital positions in New Orleans will result in approximately 301 new indirect jobs, for a total of more than 600 direct and indirect jobs. By the end of 2015 when the Technology Center is fully staffed, its total payroll will be in excess of $28 million, excluding benefits.”
From Major Mitch Landrieu who was instrumental in making this happen.