ANN ARBOR, MI — Healthcare technology and software service companies are investing hundreds of jobs in the Ann Arbor area.
Workit Health, which is headquartered in Ann Arbor, and Nexient, LLC are investing $27.2 million in the region, with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund. Together, the two will bring 279 new jobs to the area.
“This $27.9 million investment will create hundreds of excellent jobs in the Ann Arbor region as we continue implementing our Michigan Back to Work plan to get our state back on its feet,” Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said in a news release. “These business expansions in Ann Arbor will contribute to the ongoing economic recovery by bringing projects in strategic sectors like tech to support Michigan’s long-term economic health and create opportunity for residents across the state.”
Workit Health’s virtual clinic covers triage, face time with clinicians, electronic prescriptions, therapy, drug testing and follow-up, according to a news release. Programs include medication-assisted treatment for addiction disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy, group sessions, 24-hour chat access with a care team and more than 1,000 courses to treat various addictions
The company partners with health plans, employers and local governments to provide its services. Workit Health is expected to invest $14.8-million and create 179 jobs, with the potential of up to 530 jobs in the next five years, according to a news release. The company also has an internship program for college students.
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Nexient, headquartered in Silicon Valley, uses “product-minded development to help clients drive revenue, loyalty and growth through digital transformation,” according to a news release. It serves various industries, including utilities, retail, financial services, healthcare, entertainment and media, technology and hospitality.
The company expanded its local operations ahead of its goal to hire 300 employees by 2020. Nexient currently holds 464 employees locally, according to a news release, and will invest $12.45 million to create 100 new jobs.
To accommodate growth, Nexient is renovating a 100,000 square-foot space in Scio Township for a new product delivery center.
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