Healthcare company Magellan to create 100 jobs in Rhode Island

Healthcare management company Magellan Health Inc. will hire 100 new employees in Rhode Island, according to a press release. 

The jobs will be created as part of a tax credits agreement with the state government. Through the Qualified Jobs Incentive Act, Magellan will receive up to $2.1 million in credits over 10 years if it creates at least 75 new jobs. 

The new positions will be in a wide range of fields, including healthcare, data science, administrative support and finance. 

"I am excited to see Magellan expand their Rhode Island presence with these high-quality, high-paying jobs," said Governor Gina Raimondo. "There are more jobs in Rhode Island now than in any other time in our state's history, and it is my goal to have Rhode Islanders first in line for these jobs. This is why we have invested in job training and in the Rhode Island Promise scholarship, to ensure Rhode Islanders have the skills they need for jobs that pay."

Healthcare added 20,000 jobs in the U.S. in August, with 6,000 of those positions at hospitals.  Over the year, the industry has added 328,000 jobs. 

The jobs will be created as part of a tax credits agreement with the state government.