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Express Scripts to add 182 pharmacy jobs by 2012

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St. Louis-based Express Scripts Inc. plans to consolidate its specialty pharmaceutical operations in Indianapolis, which could bring 182 jobs to the city by the end of 2012, the company announced Wednesday afternoon.

The company will begin hiring additional pharmacy technicians next month to work at a facility located at the Indianapolis International Airport.

The specialty drug distribution facility was launched in 2007 by Indianapolis-based WellPoint Inc. to help manage the complex and the costly biotech drugs taken by some of its patients.

But, in December, Express Scripts acquired WellPoint’s pharmacy benefit subsidiary, called NextRx, for $4.7 billion.

About 400 workers at the Indianapolis airport facility became Express Scripts employees.

Express Scripts, which is the nation’s second-largest drug distribution firm behind Medco Health Solutions, will invest $5.17 million to expand its Indianapolis operations.

Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered Express Scripts up to $2.95 million in performance-based tax credits and up to $50,000 in training grants based on the company's job creation plans. Also, the city of Indianapolis will support additional property tax abatement at the request of Indianapolis Economic Development Inc.

"We certainly welcome the jobs Express Scripts has decided to locate in Indianapolis," said Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard in a prepared statement. "The decision to consolidate operations here is indicative that the benefits our city provides continue to make Indianapolis a strategic choice.”

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  • please help me out
    I was just wondering if you tell me an address or phone number to that express scripts location near the Indianapolis Airport. For whatever reason I cannot find it anywhere. Thank you for your time, Jessica
  • That was a joke!
    They didnt hire anyone! They 66 people go last month and have not hired anyone new. They let all the leads have a choice if they wanted to apply for a diff. position with the same pay but more responsabilities but still have not hired anyone new and says we are still over staffed! They took our shift diff down fron 10% 2p-10p to 5% from 8p to 10p! We have to stay late because others have left due to sever micro management therefore we have the same amount of work with A LOT less poeple! but we get into trouble for getting overtime!

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