Bayer shifts jobs from North Carolina to Creve Coeur

Bayer shifts jobs from North Carolina to Creve Coeur
July 17, 2019 Jerry Vallely

This story was originally published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on July 16, 2019.

“JEFFERSON CITY — Bayer AG will bring 500 jobs to its Creve Coeur campus and invest $164 million in improvements there, a move Gov. Mike Parson says will enhance the state’s “already successful ag-tech industry” and bolster the company’s long-term commitment to the region.

Parson said Bayer has committed to retaining 4,400 jobs in the St. Louis region as well as adding 500 more; the average salary for the new jobs will be $110,000, state officials said. The Republican governor, a cattle farmer, met with Bayer CEO Werner Baumann during a European trade mission last month.

The announcement was made possible in part by the shuttering of Bayer’s North American crop sciences headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, said Lisa Safarian, president of Bayer’s North America commercial operations.

She said the 500 St. Louis jobs would be a combination of transfers from North Carolina and new hires…”

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