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Gov. John Bel Edwards speaks during the Louisiana Resilient Recovery Kickoff Thursday, August 3, 2017, at the LITE Center in Lafayette, La.

Advocate staff photo by LESLIE WESTBROOK

A newly formed firm that has acquired parts of the Hewlett-Packard technology company will open a New Orleans hub and provide about 2,000 new tech jobs, according to a source with knowledge of the announcement. 

The source confirmed the company as Virginia-based DXC Technology, which describes itself as an "end-to-end IT services company." The company formed earlier this year as the result of a merger of CSC and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprises. The company says it serves nearly 6,000 private and public sector clients in 70 countries and employs 155,000 people. 

Details will be released at 2 p.m. today by Gov. John Bel Edwards at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, in what economic development officials have called "one of the most significant economic development announcements in Louisiana history." 

The business expansion represents "the most permanent jobs for a single LED (Louisiana Economic Development) project in state history," said the source, who was not authorized to speak on the record. 

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