Gov. Phil Bryant announced Thursday that General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, is locating a new customer support center in the Cloverleaf Center on U.S. 49 South in Hattiesburg. The project is expected to create 1,000 jobs.
The new center will support General Dynamics’ contracts with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, including the (800) MEDICARE program, by providing responses to inquiries from CMS customers and beneficiaries across the nation.
General Dynamics delivers operations and maintenance support for several Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services programs including the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program, Retiree Drug Subsidy program and the ViPS Medicare System. General Dynamics has worked with CMS since 2005.
The new Hattiesburg project is in addition to the Federal Student Aid Information Center project announced by the company in February 2013, which will create an additional 225 new jobs by this summer, increasing to 250 by spring 2014.
“I am grateful to the team at General Dynamics for expanding its presence in Hattiesburg and creating so many new jobs for the area’s workers. Just three months ago, the company announced it was locating a Federal Student Aid Information Center in Hattiesburg, and that project is expected to create 250 jobs by next spring,” Governor Bryant said. “Without a doubt, this announcement today serves as a testament to the supportive business climate found in Mississippi and to our skilled workers. Mississippi is a great place for businesses to locate and expand, and I thank General Dynamics for once again investing in our state and in our workforce.”
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