Job fairs to begin Monday for systems engineering and professional services company
FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 12, 2013) – General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), plans to create up to 1,300 new jobs at facilities in London and Winchester and make significant investments at both facilities.
General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors. With approximately 21,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.
Both new facilities in Kentucky will provide technical assistance for the implementation of the federal government’s Health Insurance Marketplace. The London site, at which $18.5 million will be invested, will be located on Old Whitley Road and is expected to employ up to 1,000 people. The site in Winchester will be on Bypass Road, and should include approximately 300 employees. The company also has approximately 400 employees at an existing facility in Corbin.
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 “Kentucky” as the location on the job search page.
Job fairs in Winchester are planned at Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Winchester-Clark County Campus on Monday, July 15, from noon to 4 p.m. and Tuesday, July 16,from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Job fairs are planned in London on Saturday, July 20, and Saturday, July 27, at Somerset Community College, Laurel Campus, 100 University Drive, Building 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved Vangent, which was acquired by General Dynamics in October 2011, for tax incentives up to $11.5 million through the Kentucky Business Investment program. The performance-based incentive allows a company to keep a portion of its investment over the term of the agreement through corporate income tax credits and wage assessments by meeting job and investment targets.
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