Tech company opens in Charleston

CHARLESTON — Infor, a global leader in business-cloud software, has opened offices in Charleston and will offer up to 100 new, high-paying jobs for West Virginians.

Kevin Samuelson and Pam Murphy of Infor, U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito and other company officials and representatives from the West Virginia Department of Commerce, the West Virginia Development Office attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week at the new 12,000-square-foot facility in Laidley Tower.

Infor, which has 17,300 employees and over 68,000 customers in more than 170 countries worldwide, provides end-to-end solutions and cloud-based software to each of their clients, based on their individual needs.

As Infor seeks to add new customers in West Virginia, the company’s new facility is built to support staff growth. Infor plans on quickly hiring 100 technical employees in various disciplines.

Infor has been working with Marshall University and West Virginia State University through the company’s Education Alliance Program to train students in cloud operations, software engineering, and more to build a pipeline of talent in West Virginia that is suited to high-tech fields.