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Technology company to open in Charleston, create 100 new jobs

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's Office announces that Infor, a technology company, will open its first West Virginia location in Charleston, creating 100 jobs. (PxHere/https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/)

A new technology company will open its first office in Charleston and create 100 jobs.

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced in a news release that Infor, a company that develops business cloud software specialized by specific industries, will be coming to the capital city.

The company’s products are used in sectors that range from aerospace to manufacturing to professional services.

The Charleston operation will run cloud applications for local, state and federal government agencies and the contractors who support them. Infor will hire 100 technical employees for specialized positions in software engineering, cloud operations and consulting and support services. The Charleston operation will grow as it adds more customers.

Infor will partner with Marshall University in Huntington and West Virginia State University in Institute to develop a technical talent pipeline. The company’s Educational Alliance Program helps connect students and professionals with more software, training and career opportunities.

The news release did not indicate when the company will be opening or where the specific location will be.

“I can’t tell you how proud I am to welcome Infor to the Mountain State,” Justice said in the news release. “I applaud their commitment to hiring West Virginians and to working with our local higher education institutions to help keep more of our graduates right here at home. With the expansion of Infor, we can better attract other growing tech companies and show them why doing business in West Virginia is a great investment.”

West Virginia Commerce Secretary said the expansion could be “the beginning of a real game changer for Charleston and the Kanawha Valley.”

“With Infor’s commitment to our state and investment in our workforce, we can continue to attract tech companies of this caliber to set up operations in the Mountain State,” Gaunch said.

Several area officials reacted to news about the company coming to Charleston.

“I am excited to welcome these new tech jobs to downtown Charleston. This is in line with my focus to diversify our city’s job offerings, provide opportunities to create a more vibrant community and grow Charleston’s position within the technology sector,” Charleston Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin said in a news release. “Infor will be hiring at the Kanawha Valley Job Fair co-hosted with U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin’s office on March 22 at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center. N3 will also participate in the job fair and is looking to add 100 people to their workforce at that time.”

Meanwhile, Matthew Ballard, the Charleston Area Alliance's president and chief executive officer, said officials are "incredibly excited about this project and the promise it holds. We’ve worked hand-in-hand with the city and the state to move it forward, and we applaud today’s announcement that these jobs are landing in Charleston. With companies like Infor, N3 and Resolver making the strategic decision to locate here, our community is truly positioning itself as a new hub for the technology sector. We’re building a strong foundation of new technology jobs that will lead to future growth. That is something to celebrate.”

To learn more about the company and current employment opportunities with the Charleston, office, visit infor.com/about/careers


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