CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – West Virginia Governor Jim Justice says Infor, a global technology company, will open its first West Virginia office in Charleston and create 100 new technology jobs.
According to a release, Infor develops business cloud software, specialized by specific industries. The company’s software is used in industries that range from aerospace to manufacturing to professional services.
Gov. Justice says the Charleston operation will run cloud applications for local, state and federal government agencies and the contractors who support them.
According to Gov. Justice, 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 says they 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.
“I can’t tell you how proud I am to welcome Infor to the Mountain State,” said Gov. Justice. “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.”
“This expansion could be the beginning of a real game changer for Charleston and the Kanawha Valley,” said Ed Gaunch, Secretary of Commerce. “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. Our governor continues to deliver on his promise of bringing jobs to West Virginia.”
“The expansion of Infor to West Virginia is a testament to our growing technology sector,” said Mike Graney, Executive Director of the West Virginia Development Office. “Infor’s long-term investment in the Mountain State demonstrates that West Virginia can compete globally in this category.”
“It’s great to know that Infor is teaming up with Marshall University and West Virginia State University to build a pipeline of skilled graduates for these specialty jobs,” Gov. Justice continued. “I’m glad that through this partnership, we have the opportunity to keep our young, talented people here in West Virginia for a good paying job after graduation. As I’ve said so many times, my goal is for our young people to stay in West Virginia and live in paradise and have a terrific job.”
To learn more about the company and current employment opportunities with the Charleston, West Virginia office, visit infor.com/about/careers.