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Stephen Hilton, executive vice president for DXC Technology, announces a 2,000-job technology center as Gov. John Bel Edwards, second from right, and Mayor Mitch Landrieu, right, listen at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

With plans to eventually hire 2,000 employees, DXC Technology has signed a lease to set up its Digital Transformation Center in the Freeport McMoRan Building on Poydras Street across from Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the company and Louisiana Economic Development announced Thursday. 

With plans to begin operations in the building in January, the IT company will initially occupy two floors of the building, with the option of expanding to occupying up to 10 floors. 

The project, announced in November by Mayor Mitch Landrieu, marks the largest LED and state technology project to date. Once established, DXC Technology will pair with LED in recruiting employees in New Orleans and college students from around the state.

"The DXC project is one of the most significant in the history of our state," Gov. John Bel Edwards said. "We welcome their arrival and will continue our work to provide the best training and talent pipeline possible through all of our Louisiana higher education proposals."