Press Release: Centene to build new facility and create up to 200 jobs in Ferguson, Gov. Nixon announces
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September 2, 2014
Centene to build new facility and create up to 200 jobs in Ferguson, Gov. Nixon announces
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today applauded Centene Corporation’s plans to build a new claims processing center and create up to 200 jobs in Ferguson, Missouri. To facilitate the company’s expansion, Gov. Nixon’s administration is partnering with St. Louis Community College to provide targeted job training resources through the Missouri Works Training program.
“This investment is an important step forward for Ferguson and the entire region, and I’m pleased my administration could help make it a reality,” Gov. Nixon said. “Attracting new jobs and investments is vital to creating greater economic opportunities for all Missourians in this region. Centene’s decision to build a new facility in Ferguson is a great example of how our Missouri Works Training program is growing our economy by investing in the skills of our workforce.”
“This is the right thing to do for the community, state and our shareholders,” said Centene CEO and Chairman Michael Neidorff. “It is time for action, not talk.”
The new service center will include employee development and training, on-site daycare, full service cafeteria and an auditorium for educational advancement.
“I would like to thank the leadership of the state, county and local governments, particularly Governor Jay Nixon who has worked closely to make these exciting plans come to fruition,” said Centene Chief Financial Officer William Scheffel.
Centene announced that it will begin taking applications for the new claims processing center jobs before the end of 2014.
To facilitate the project, the Missouri Department of Economic Development has offered Centene incentives through the Missouri Works Training Program, which the company can receive if it meets specific job creation and investment criteria.
Missouri Works Training is offered through the Department of Economic Development’s Division of Workforce Development in cooperation with local educational agencies, such as the community colleges and area career education schools.
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