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May 6, 2019

Ernst & Young to hire 200 for New Orleans expansion

Ernst & Young, an international accounting and business services firm, will create an administrative support center in New Orleans that will add 200 employees in the next three years, city, state and economic development officials announced Monday (May 6).

The center will be part of an expansion at Ernst & Young’s local offices, at 701 Poydras St. In addition to 175 workers for its National Executive Assistance Team (NEAT), the company will add another 25 employees in its risk services division.

Gov. John Bel Edwards, Mayor LaToya Cantrell and the economic development group Greater New Orleans Inc. announced the deal, which comes as Ernst & Young is set to mark 100 years in the city.

Brian Rotolo, Ernst & Young’s Louisiana managing partner, said in an interview that New Orleans was chosen for the firm’s expansion because of its long presence in the city, the available talent pool in the metro region, and access to affordable commercial real estate.

The company’s local accounting practice has 180 employees, Rotolo said, meaning the expansion will more than double their staff numbers.

Available positions are posted at ey.com/careers.

No state or local incentives were part of the expansion, according to Greater New Orleans Inc.

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