Centene Corporation plans to build a new claims processing center and create up to 200 jobs in Ferguson, Missouri
. The new service center will include employee development and training, on-site day care, full service cafeteria and an auditorium for educational advancement.
“This is the right thing to do for the community, state and our shareholders,” said Centene CEO/Chairman Michael Neidorff. “It is time for action, not talk.”
“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.
“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,” Governor Jay 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
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. Centene has been offered incentives through the Missouri Works Training Program
, which the firm can receive if it meets specific job creation and investment criteria.