FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) - A healthcare enterprise announced Tuesday plans that will offer job relief in Ferguson.
Centene Corp. plans to build a new claims processing center in Ferguson, creating 150 to 200 full-time jobs with benefits. The center will also include employee development and training, an on-site daycare, full service cafeteria and an auditorium for educational advancement.
"This is the right thing to do for the community, state and our shareholders," CEO and Chairman Michael Neidorff said in a statement. "It is time for action, not talk."
Centene, a Fortune 500 company that provides programs and services to government sponsored healthcare programs, says the facility will process claims from Centene's Missouri based Home State Health Plan and overflow from its other health plans across the country.
The company has authorized an expedited timeline for the site's development. It is currently looking for a temporary site for training and development.
The location for the center has not been selected. Centene will begin taking applications before the end of 2014.