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General Dynamics to hire 250 at Miss. call center

Wednesday - 2/20/2013, 4:52pm  ET

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Government contractor General Dynamics will hire more than 200 people in Hattiesburg to process federal student aid applications.

The call center will open in the Cloverleaf Center, a redeveloped mall.

Gov. Phil Bryant and others welcomed General Dynamics Wednesday.

The Mississippi Development Authority will provide a $150,000 grant to General Dynamics. The company will also qualify for state and local tax breaks and job training subsidies.

The company expects to start operations by April, hiring 225 people by summer and growing to 250 employees by spring 2014.

Workers will help people complete federal student aid applications as well as examine completed forms.

General Dynamics, based in Falls Church, Va., is mainly a defense contractor, but also provides non-military services. General Dynamics' information technology unit will run the Hattiesburg unit.


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