CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – UPDATE 2/7/19 @ 11:05 p.m.
Government Jim Justice announced on Thursday that one hundred technical vacancies for Charleston are available.
The technology company is called Infor and its main function is to process software within the cloud computing space. Infor's headquarters are in New York, but it is a global company with more than 15,000 employees.
Once in Charleston, the company will run cloud applications for US government agencies at all levels. The Infor office is located on the sixth floor of the Laidley building in the center of Charleston.
Charleston Area Alliance President and CEO Matthew Ballard says the area is starting to see a bit of a cluster in technology companies, which is great. He says that the more companies come to the region, the more people will want to invest and want to move here.
Ballard says that when a company like Infor comes to town, it helps the local economy and because this is a global company, other companies will take note of it and hopefully encourage an extra pipeline to other large companies.
Infor already advertises jobs on their website www.infor.com and they will also be attending the upcoming Kanawha Valley job fair on 22 March, located in the Coliseum and the Convention Center.
ORIGINAL STORY 2/7/19
A hundred new jobs are coming to West Virginia.
The global technology company Infor has announced that it will open its first office in West Virginia in Charleston.
"I can not tell you how proud I am to welcome Infor to Mountain State," said Governor Jim Justice, president of West Virginia. "I applaud their commitment to employing West Virginians and collaborating with our local higher education institutions to keep more of our graduates here at home.With the expansion of Infor, we can better attract and show other growing technology companies. why doing business in West Virginia is a great investment. "
Infor is a company that develops business cloud software, specialized by specific industries. The company's products are used in areas ranging from aerospace to production.
According to the governor's office, the Charleston office will run cloud applications for local, state and federal government agencies and contractors who support them.
Infor will hire 100 technical staff for specialized functions in software engineering, cloud operations, and advisory and support services.
More jobs are added when more customers come.
Infor will collaborate with Marshall University in Huntington and West Virginia State University in Institute to develop a pipeline for technical talent.
The company's Educational Alliance program helps students and professionals connect with more software, training and career opportunities.