CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice announced today that technology company Infor, a global leader in business cloud software, has officially opened its new offices in Charleston, providing a pathway to approximately 100 new, high-paying jobs for West Virginians.
“West Virginians everywhere should be excited beyond belief today,” Gov. Justice said. “Anytime that we’re able to bring this amount of new jobs into the state, it’s an incredible thing.”
Infor CEO Kevin Samuelson and COO Pam Murphy – along with other company officials – joined representatives from the West Virginia Department of Commerce and the West Virginia Development Office today for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the formal introduction of the new 12,000-square-foot facility in Laidley Tower.
Infor, which has 17,300 employees and over 68,000 customers in more than 170 countries worldwide, provides end-to-end solutions and cloud-based software to each of their clients, based on their individual needs.
“I’ve said over and over that we need to do everything possible to add these kinds of high-tech companies and jobs in West Virginia,” Gov. Justice said. “We have so many people in this state who are gifted beyond belief and who will be able to fill these spots and do incredible work. It’s truly a pipeline of talent.”
As Infor seeks to add new customers in West Virginia, the company’s new facility is built to support staff growth. Infor plans on quickly hiring approximately 100 technical employees in various disciplines.
Infor has been working alongside Marshall University and West Virginia State University through the company’s Education Alliance Program to train students in cloud operations, software engineering, and more to build a pipeline of talent in West Virginia that is suited to high-tech fields.
“With all of the talent we have in West Virginia, along with our friendly business environment and our low cost of doing business, tech companies like these are finding more and more all that we have to offer,” Gov. Justice said. “We’ve announced several tech companies recently, like Intuit in Bluefield and Leidos in Morgantown, putting down roots in West Virginia and we hope that even more of these companies will be moving in before long.”
“The outside world is beginning to awaken to how good West Virginia really is,” Commerce Secretary Ed Gaunch said. “Under Governor Justice’s leadership, the administration has invested in education, our roads and infrastructure, and our tourism industry, all without adding any new taxes. In fact, under the Justice administration, the tax on veterans’ retirement income and the tax on Social Security benefits have been repealed. We’re pushing the right buttons to attract new businesses and they’re discovering how great it is to work in West Virginia.”