As part of a national realignment, Nestlé U.S. announced it plans to create approximately 300 highly-skilled, technical support jobs in Missouri.
Keith Schopp, a spokesman for Nestlé Purina, told the St. Louis Business Journal that the move will bring as many as 300 IT jobs to St. Louis, and the moves are expected to start later this year and continue through 2018.
“We’re excited about Nestlé’s planned investment in Missouri,” Missouri Partnership CEO Steve Johnson said. “The business environment in Missouri is attractive for companies’ technical support, and it’s great to see a global leader like the Nestlé organization announce their goal of bringing a new division to Missouri and take advantage of Missouri’s strengths to create jobs.”
According to Nestlé’s press release, “Nestlé’s U.S. IT organization will centralize in St. Louis, MO, which is also home to Nestlé Purina PetCare’s U.S. headquarters, to drive efficiency across Nestlé’s U.S. operations. As the company looks to the future, it will continue to demonstrate its commitment to the United States as a key growth market.”
Nestlé worked with the St. Louis Regional Chamber, the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, the Missouri Department of Economic Development and Missouri Partnership as they evaluated Missouri for their business investment.
This potential addition of highly-skilled positions in Missouri is part of a statewide trend that has seen Virgin Mobile moving to Kansas City with plans to hire 100, Cushman & Wakefield adding 600 new jobs, Fishtech Labs investing $10.2 million and creating 50 jobs, Square opening in the Cortex Innovation Community and hiring more than 200, KPMG hiring 175 new positions, and NGA announcing a $1.7 billion investment in their new NGA West headquarters.
And the list goes on.
Bottom line, if your company needs professional services technical support, Missouri is a place to take a close look at since your company would be in good company. To learn more, please contact Steve Johnson, CEO of Missouri Partnership, at 314.725.2688 or via our contact form.