IBM to Create 400 Jobs in Monroe

IBM to Create 400 Jobs in MonroeIBM said that the tech giant will create four hundred new jobs in Monroe in the coming ten years.

According to, Gov. Bobby Jindal the state also will give $4.5 million towards the funding of higher education at the University of Louisiana, Monroe, the Louisiana Tech University and the Grambling State University to help generate more graduates in the stream of computer science which will cater to the requirement of the workforce.

The service centre of IBM will be constructed on U. S. Highway 165 North across CenturyLink's headquarters and will serve CenturyLink along with other customers.

In a press release IBM said that approximately three hundred and fifty technology employees of CenturyLink from all over the country will be shifted to become permanent employees of IBM in different locations.

In an announcement, Jamie Mayo the Mayor of Monroe said that the announcement for IBM continues to promote the status of Monroe as one of the small cities that are leading in the state as well as the nation.

Meanwhile, CenturyLink and Southern Lifestyle Development are developing an 88-acre stretch of land which lies directly across CenturyLink into a home for a prosperous new lifestyle community.

LaRae Dodson, Vice President of Real Estate with CenturyLink said that the project is in progress.