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Governor Bryant announces 1,000 new jobs as General Dynamics expands in Hattiesburg

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant announced Thursday that General Dynamics Information Technology is locating a new support center in Cloverleaf Center in Hattiesburg, and 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 1-800-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.

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.

The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance in support of the project for building modifications, in addition to local and state statutory tax incentives and workforce training assistance.

General Dynamics will be staffing the new call center with customer service representatives during summer 2013.  Prospective applicants are encouraged to apply by visiting the General Dynamics IT career page at www.gdit.com/careers and entering "Mississippi" as the location on the job search page. Job fairs will be planned and announced in the coming months. 

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