BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge stands to gain jobs that cities in other states are losing.
Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Monday that CB&I, a major provider of government services, would bring 400 new jobs to the Capital City.
"After 25 years of losing people, we're attracting more people into the state," said Jindal. "We're nearing record highs in terms of the size of our workforce, number of people here, and again, we have more people coming back and moving into Louisiana."
The company is expanding its governmental solutions group by centralizing it in Baton Rouge and the jobs are coming in from out of state. Jindal added these jobs are a part of a growing trend in the state.
"Louisiana Workforce Commission does estimate over the next several years, we'll need tens of thousands of jobs. Across the state, (it) could be 100,000 jobs per year for some time," Jindal explained.
Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will have a $500 million economic impact in Baton Rouge.