Company Adds 23 Jobs to Headquarters
Employers Health, a leading group purchasing organization for pharmacy benefits, has announced plans to expand its headquarters operation in the Northeast Ohio Region. The Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) approved the project for tax credit assistance during its Ohio Tax Credit Authority meeting today. The company plans to add 23 new positions to its current staff of 35 in Canton.
Founded to address the needs of Stark County employers, today Employers Health’s diverse business portfolio includes manufacturers, professional service, education and health care firms, utilities and union organizations located in 38 states. The company prides itself in providing cost-competitive, high-value benefits purchasing backed by exceptional customer service.
Along with the Stark Economic Development Board, ODOD, and JobsOhio, Team NEO worked collaboratively with Employers Health leadership to build the case for expanding in the Northeast Ohio Region versus other locations outside of Ohio.
“Chris Goff and the team at Employers Health continue to grow and provide great paying jobs in Stark County,” said Stark Economic Development Board President & Chief Executive Officer Ray Hexamer. “Employers Health not only contributes to growing Stark County’s economy but is a company that supports numerous charities and non-profits in our community. Employers Health is a wonderful corporate citizen we are lucky to have in Stark County.”
“Along with our partners at Stark Economic Development Board, ODOD, and JobsOhio, we are delighted to support growth plans for Employers Health, meaning new jobs and additional revenue for the region and state,” said Team NEO Chief Executive Officer Bill Koehler. “The Northeast Ohio Region has the second-heaviest concentration of headquarters employment among the 20 largest metros in the U.S. We have the talent, tax structure, and opportunity for successful headquarters growth.”
About Employers Health
Founded in 1983 by employers looking to reduce health care costs, Employers Health provides resources, tools and expertise to help plan sponsors deliver access to high-quality health benefits at a sustainable cost. Employers Health began group purchasing for pharmacy benefit management services in 1995, making it one of the oldest and most established employer-founded group purchasing coalitions in the country. Employers and plan sponsors benefit from its group purchasing opportunities for pharmacy, health care navigation, EAP services, dental and vision benefits. Today, more than 300 employer-clients in 39 states participate in our leading pharmacy benefits group purchasing programs through CVS Health and Optum Rx. To learn more about Employers Health’s employer resources visit employershealthco.com
About Team NEO
Team NEO is a private, nonprofit economic development organization accelerating business growth and job creation throughout the 18 counties of the Northeast Ohio Region. As the designated JobsOhio Network Partner, we align and amplify local economic development efforts in the region’s 18-counties; we conduct research and data analysis to inform local conversations and influence solutions; we market the Northeast Ohio Region; and we work to increase access to jobs, education and training for the region’s 4.3 million people. We do this to build a more vibrant regional economy; one that is more talented, equitable, competitive, innovative, resilient, and prosperous. For more information, visit chrisr359.sg-host.com
JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio through Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast Economic Development, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobsohio.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.