Connecture to Bring 100 New Jobs and Corporate Headquarters to Waukesha
Connecture, Inc., a maker of sales automation software for the health insurance industry, will use state tax credits to relocate from Atlanta to Waukesha, creating more than 100 technology jobs in southeastern Wisconsin.
The announcement was made earlier today by Gov. Scott Walker. Under an agreement between Connecture and the state of Wisconsin, the company will receive state credits and incentives of up to $1.2 million over a three-year period, and Connecture will create the 100 jobs within three years.
Connecture works with health insurance carriers, brokers, and states to provide customized technology to streamline the insurance sales and distribution process. The company now is recruiting for nearly 25% of the new jobs it will create here.
Company President Dan Maynard said Connecture’s attempts to provide access to health insurance for consumers and groups has produced “significant and sustainable” growth. “The 100-plus new jobs we will create in the state of Wisconsin are only the beginning,” he stated in a press release. “In fact, we are confident that we will achieve this hiring goal in 2012 alone.”
To begin filling these jobs, Connecture will hold a recruiting open house on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at The Iron Horse Hotel, 500 W. Florida St., Milwaukee. Interested candidates are invited to attend and network with Connecture executives and employees, who will be on hand to describe the open positions and take job applications.
More information about the open house , including open positions and registration, can be found at http://www.connecture.com/jobs or by calling 262-522-4815.
In a related story about state tax credits, Gov. Walker announced that Bush Brothers & Co., a leading maker of baked beans, will be eligible for up to $1.5 million in economic development tax credits as the company expands and upgrades its vegetable canning facility in Augusta, Wis. The Knoxville, Tenn.-based company has announced plans to spend $60 million on the project and keep 147 jobs in the northwestern Wisconsin community, which is located near Eau Claire.