Government contractor to invest $1.87M, bring 189 jobs to Hampton

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe makes a point while delivering his two-year budget proposal to the General Assembly's money committees at the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, Va., Dec. 17, 2015. (P. Kevin Morley/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Government contractor MAXIMUS is set to invest $1.87 to bring a customer support center to Hampton.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the center is expected to bring 189 new jobs to the City of Hampton. The center is expected to support government contracts across the country.

Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore said Tuesday, “As of 2015, more than 200 customer service centers employ over 35,000 Virginians across the Commonwealth. These good-paying jobs will provide solid opportunities for the Hampton community, furthering the Governor’s efforts to build a new Virginia economy.”

According to a Tuesday news release, MAXIMUS is a partner with government agencies in the U.S., Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom.