IBM To Conduct Career Fair In New Orleans For Baton Rouge Hub

NEW ORLEANS — Global technology leader IBM will conduct a career fair on Saturday, Nov. 10 in New Orleans. IBM seeks experienced and emerging information technology professionals for its flagship Client Innovation Center in downtown Baton Rouge. LED FastStart®, the nation’s top-ranked state workforce development program, is supporting the event. The career fair will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Delgado Community College’s City Park Campus, 615 City Park Avenue.

The IBM Career Fair will take place on the second floor of the Student Life Center at Delgado’s City Park Campus. Easiest access from Navarre Avenue on the north is through the parking lot beside WYES-TV studio. From the west on General Diaz Street, guests may enter the circular drive and proceed past the Kirsch-Rooney Baseball Stadium to the Student Life Center. Signage will direct participants to the building.

IBM’s operations in Louisiana have played a significant role in advancing the state’s software, digital media and IT services sector, the fastest-growing industry sector in the state. A key to the sector’s success is Louisiana’s strategic investment of millions of dollars at higher education campuses throughout the state to expand degree and certification programs in computer science and related STEM fields. IBM operates two Client Innovation Centers in Louisiana, one in downtown Baton Rouge and one in Century Village next to CenturyLink’s headquarters in Monroe.

Saturday’s career fair in New Orleans will help provide the next generation of skilled workers that companies such as IBM will rely upon in Louisiana.

“IBM has played a critical role in the development of the IT industry in Louisiana,” LED FastStart Executive Director Paul Helton said. “As one of the most established and respected companies in the industry, IBM’s presence in Baton Rouge demonstrates the company’s confidence in the Louisiana workforce. LED and Louisiana’s higher education community are committed to providing IBM with a world-class IT workforce. IBM has partnered with LSU, Southern University and Baton Rouge Community College to create and implement programs of study for both IBM’s needs and those of the greater IT industry across Louisiana.”

The company has posted a list of available positions in more than 30 technology specialties at IBMLouisiana/ Candidates may register for the career fair and also upload résumés at that site. IBM officials will be on hand Saturday at the career fair to screen and interview applicants.

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