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Valdosta Selected For Home-Based Call Center

Valdosta, Georgia – St. Louis-based Express Scripts, a pharmacy benefits manager responsible for the pharmacy benefit for more than 100 million Americans, announced today that it plans to hire up to 125 home-based customer service agents in Valdosta to help manage patient requests.

“We are excited to welcome Express Scripts to the Valdosta-Lowndes County business community. Valdosta being selected speaks volumes about the quality of workforce available in our region,” said Andrea Schruijer, Executive Director Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority. “New jobs add to the city’s tax base, and boost local businesses.”

Express Scripts will host a job fair in the upcoming weeks where applicants will be interviewed. New employees will receive training, which will be facilitated at the Georgia Department of Labor Career Center, located at 221 South Ashley Street. Most of the open positions are posted on the company’s Web Site at www.express-scripts.com/careers.

Express Scripts makes the use of prescription drugs safer and more affordable. It provides pharmacy-benefit management services to thousands of clients -- the businesses, health plans, unions and government agencies that provide benefits for Americans and their families.

“This is the type of project that has zero environmental impact, represents a significant development of this community in these tough economic times. We must thank our great staff at the industrial authority and all of those that made key contributions to ensuring this project went to Lowndes County. That includes the state department of economic development, Georgia department of labor, and those who serve in city and county positions.” Roy Copeland, Chairman Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority.

The Industrial Authority has been involved in discussions with the company since November.

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