Governor John Bel Edwards and Rural Sourcing CEO Monty Hamilton announced that the company will build a new software development center in downtown Baton Rouge that will create 150 direct new jobs with average salaries of $ 75,000 plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will result in 166 new indirect jobs for a total of 316 new jobs in the Louisiana metropolitan area.
Atlanta-based Rural Sourcing provides customers with easy access to multidisciplinary teams of software experts to create, deploy, and optimize critical software applications. The company offers a variety of digital engineering services including application development, data analysis, cloud migration, application security, and more. For its new center in Baton Rouge, the company will be hiring positions in full-stack development or roles working on both front and back-end website development.
“On behalf of Louisiana, I welcome rural sourcing to our state and Baton Rouge,” said Governor Edwards. “As we work to strengthen and diversify our economies, I am proud that digital media and software development companies continue to find a home in Louisiana. Our highly skilled workforce, competitive resources and welcoming business climate will ensure that rural sourcing can take off from day one. “
Rural Sourcing was founded in 2009 and offers IT services for a large number of well-known customers. The company specializes in setting up businesses and employing residents in Central American cities.
“We chose Louisiana, and Baton Rouge in particular, because of its broad and diverse talent pool and more than 50,000 graduates in the area,” said Hamilton. “The focus and investment in STEM education in middle and high school, as well as the total government investment in software development talent, make it a great location for us. Demand for our “Scrum-as-a-Service” delivery model continues to grow among our Fortune 500 customers and fast-moving digital platform companies. Our plans are to create and fill 150 software engineering jobs in Louisiana to meet this strong market need. “
In addition to the Baton Rouge software development center, the company has offices in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Augusta, Georgia; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Jonesboro, Arkansas; Madison, Wisconsin; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Mobile, Alabama, and Oklahoma City.
“Baton Rouge is excited to welcome rural sourcing to our community. This expansion project will provide quality employment opportunities for our residents and contribute to the economic growth we are seeing in our city and community, ”said Sharon Weston Broome, Mayor and President of Baton Rouge. “We have incredible talent in every higher education institution in our community and we are expanding our technology sector to provide more opportunities to retain our young professionals after graduation.”
To secure Rural Sourcing’s development center in Baton Rouge, the State of Louisiana provided the company with a competitive incentive package that includes the services of LED FastStart, which has been ranked the No. 1 human resource development program in the country for the past 12 years. The company also received an award from the Louisiana Digital Media and Software Development Program.
“The growth of the software sector in the region and the increase in the availability of quality tech jobs will help fuel regional employment growth over the long term,” said Adam Knapp, President and CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. “Rural Sourcing’s decision to bring 150 high-paying, high-quality software jobs to downtown Baton Rouge underscores that our region is not only competitive in the knowledge economy, but also victorious. Our team looks forward to continuing to support Rural Sourcing as it becomes part of the wider Baton Rouge community. “
Rural Sourcing will be hiring people for its software development center in Baton Rouge with immediate effect. To stay updated on career opportunities with Rural Sourcing in Baton Rouge, click Here.