Boeing to Open New IT Center in St Louis

Boeing to Open New IT Center in St. Louis

June 18, 2013
Boeing currently employs approximately 15,000 workers at its St. Louis campus.

While in France, Governor Jay Nixon announced yesterday that Boeing, one of Missouri's top employers, will make a significant expansion at its St. Louis County location.

As part of the company’s large-scale restructuring of its information technology operations, which are currently located in Seattle, the company will open an information technology center at its St. Louis location that will bring at least 400 jobs to the area.

Boeing currently employs approximately 15,000 workers at its St. Louis campus.

The state of Missouri offered the company a strategic package of economic incentives, which the company can redeem if it meets the strict job creation and investment criteria each program.

The move will further position St. Louis as a region with significant strength in the technology industry. In just the past two years, companies such as Unisys, Express Scripts and Wells Fargo Advisors, among others, have increased their hiring of IT workers.

"The decision by Boeing to open an information technology center in St. Louis follows news of other major expansions by Monsanto and Ford that were announced this spring, totaling thousands of new career-supporting jobs that continue to power Missouri's economy," said Gov. Nixon. 

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Bio: Adrienne Selko has written about many topics over the 17 years she has been with the publication and currently focuses on workforce development strategies. Previously Adrienne was in corporate communications at a medical manufacturing company as well as a large regional bank. She is the author of Do I Have to Wear Garlic Around My Neck? which made the Cleveland Plain Dealer's best sellers list. She is also a senior editor at Material Handling & Logistics and EHS Today

Editorial mission statement: Manufacturing is the enviable position of creating products, processes and policies that solve the world’s problems. When the industry stepped up to manufacture what was necessary to combat the pandemic, it revealed its true nature. My goal is to showcase the sector’s ability to address a broad range of workforce issues including technology, training, diversity & inclusion, with a goal of enticing future generations to join this amazing sector.

Why I find manufacturing interesting: On my first day working for a company that made medical equipment such as MRIs, I toured the plant floor. On every wall was a photo of a person, mostly children. I asked my supervisor why this was the case and he said that the work we do at this company has saved these people’s lives. “We never forget how important our work is and everyone’s contribution to that.” From that moment on I was hooked on manufacturing.

I have talked with many people in this field who have transformed their own career development to assist others. For example, companies are hiring those with disabilities, those previously incarcerated and other talent pools that have been underutilized. I have talked with leaders who have brought out the best in their workforce, as well as employees doing their best work while doing good for the world. 

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