New jobs headed to Hattiesburg says governor

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from General Dynamics Information Technology announced Tuesday the company is opening new operations in the Cloverleaf Center on Hwy. 49 South.

The project is expected to be create 225 new jobs by summer 2013, increasing to 250 by spring 2014.

The Hattiesburg facility, a Federal Student Aid Information Center, will process applications and eligibility for more than $100 billion in federal student assistance for higher education. Workers will also aid the public in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. In 2012, more than 251,000 Mississippians completed a FAFSA. The company expects the new facility to be operational by April.

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