DXC Technology, which operates a call center in Conway that also provides digital information services to various businesses and organizations including the Arkansas Medicaid program, announced an expansion in Conway this morning that it said would add 1,200 jobs over three years.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson was on hand for the announcement, which he said was a product of his administration’s push to recruit high-paying tech jobs.
The new jobs will include a center to serve Medicaid programs in 30 states as well as services in the life sciences, automotive and security sectors.
DXC already works with Arkansas on Medicaid services, a news release said. From the release:
In addition to its work with the State of Arkansas, DXC currently provides health and human services to clients across 42 U.S. states and territories, offering fiscal agent services, Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS), program integrity, care management, immunization registry and eligibility services. DXC’s current Conway facility, located at 355 Ledgelawn Dr., brings together a team of nearly 450 employees and comprises one of two DXC integrated Medicaid services delivery centers in the U.S.
The company also works closely with 16 colleges and universities in Arkansas to develop and recruit talent.
I’m seeking information on financial incentives, if any, and expected wage scales (one website puts average paynationally at DXC for entry-level jobs around $14.50 an hour). I’m also curious whether DXC worked on the implementation of the work requirement for the Arkansas Medicaid expansion.
UPDATE: DXC has been approved for the state’s “create rebate” program in which the company will get an annual cash payment based on new jobs created. The incentive is awarded at the discretion of the AEDC director. DXC can receive a payment equal to 5 percent of payroll for 10 years. It must meet the promised job creation level in 24 months and certify the jobs to be paid.
Also, the Department of Human Services says DXC handles Medicaid claims processing for the state, but did not handle the work rule implementation. But it was paid more than $63 million last year for handling all Medicaid claims processing, about $7 billion worth.
DXC Technology was created through the merger of Computer Sciences Corporation and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services. Hewlett Packard has been in Conway for some years and experienced some fluctuation in job force during that time.