Shreveport, Louisiana – BRF announced on Wednesday that it has acquired Chicago-based software developer Omicron Technology Solutions. Omicron Technology Solutions will move to Shreveport to create more than 12 new jobs.
Omicron is a developer and provider of software as a service, serving three industries: transportation and passenger management, identity and visitor management, and student information software. Customers include local governments, education systems, and other service providers across the United States.
The first 15 to 20 jobs will be created in Shreveport with Omicron in software development, customer relationships, and other service-related roles. As the company’s customer base grows, additional jobs will be created in the areas of sales, management and customer service.
“Omicron wants to work with the BRF to be based in Shreveport. With a business-friendly environment, attractive labor costs and a skilled employee base, Northwest Louisiana is next to our business. It’s a good place for the stage, “said Omicron CEO Lionel Love.
Omicron’s adoption in Shreveport is the result of three approaches to BRF’s economic development. That is, starting a new business, recruiting existing businesses, and maintaining local businesses.
“Our Shreveport Next and Entrepreneur Accelerator Program (EAP) divisions worked with investment banking firm Chicago Corporation to help successfully hire and acquire Omicron,” said BRF President and CEO. John F. George Jr. said. “In fulfilling our commitment and vision to transform Shreveport-Bossier, we welcome Omicron to our great city and bring our community to technology and life sciences companies as well. We welcome Omicron as another step towards aerospace, a place that is also sought after by leading companies. Manufacturing and other emerging industries. “
Since the latest BRF recruitment initiative, Shreveport Next, was launched in September, Business Recruiting Director Ryan Culp has met with more than 50 corporate leaders to discuss the business benefits and corporate needs of the region. I did.