CHESTERFIELD—Yesterday, Gov. Eric Greitens announced four business expansions across the state including Pipkins, Inc., a provider of workforce management solutions for the contact center industry, which is planning to create 10 new jobs in Chesterfield.

“We are working hard every single day to get more jobs with higher pay for Missourians—and businesses and companies across our state are taking notice of the new direction we’re taking the state,” said Gov. Eric Greitens. “More companies around Missouri have made plans to expand, and we know that every job they create is a life and a family’s life changed. SugarCreek Packing Co. plans to create 70 new jobs at its facility in Carthage where it will add new manufacturing. TopOPPS is a software company with plans to expand and create more than 35 jobs. ACCI Specialty Materials, a startup that manufactures chemical products for the aerospace and automotive industries, is planning to add 14 jobs at its facility in Harrisonville. And Pipkins, a software company based in Chesterfield, will add 10 good paying jobs to its community. Thank you to these companies who are investing in the state of Missouri. You sent me here to fight for you and to fight for more jobs with higher pay—and we’re going to continue to do everything we can to make sure that we put Missourians back to work.”

Founded in 1983 and based in St. Louis, Missouri, Pipkins has shown a commitment for the past 30 years to working within the State of Missouri. The company’s systems forecast, plan and schedule more than 300,000 contact center agents in over 500 locations across all industries worldwide.

“I started this company in 1983, here in St. Louis,” said Pipkins’ President and CEO Dr. James Pipkins. “We’re committed to Missouri and to the St. Louis region. There are a number of reasons why St. Louis is seen as an up-and-coming center for high-tech industries. There’s already a strong pool of highly skilled software development talent here, proximity to outstanding universities, and state and local governments that are responsive to the needs of the business community and are focused on economic growth. Expanding our operations right here in Missouri was the smart choice for us. We recently moved to a new location because we needed more space for our growing staff. In a few more years we expect to outgrow this new space as well. Since our move in February, we have hired four more developers, and we are seeking to fill spots for a DBA, QA analyst and customer care manager before the start of summer.”

Pipkins has committed to hire at least 10 new full-time employees to its workforce over the next two years. These jobs will primarily be geared towards software development and customer care operations. Each new job will be a full-time employee, scheduled to work an average of at least 35 hours a week. The addition of 10 new employees will constitute a 37% increase in the total workforce of Pipkins.