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      170 new jobs coming to Flint Township

      Is Genesee County becoming the specialty pharmacy capital of the U.S.? Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy is the nation's largest privately owned specialty pharmacy and is based here.

      Now Texas-based Senderra Rx Specialty Pharmacy says it's opening of a Flint Township-based Patient Services Center. According to a news release, the new Center represents a $675,000 investment and will bring 170 new jobs to Flint Township over the next three years.

      It will receive a $500,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance based grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). Additional assistance will also be provided by Flint Township.

      According to Win Purifoy, Chairman for Senderra, the company chose to locate in Michigan because of the wide range of resources available to them in the region.??We were pleased to see the range of qualified people in the region,?? said Purifoy. ??The State of Michigan and Flint Township made it a win-win situation to bring the Center here to Michigan. We received a great incentive package and we know that we will be able to find the qualified people we need in Genesee County. This new Service Center provides a great opportunity to expand on our service-oriented traditions.??

      Currently, there are 34 employees at the Center. Nine of the employees were hired through the State of Michigan??s Community Ventures program, which focuses on finding employment for the long-term unemployed.

      Senderra Rx is a disease management specialty pharmacy serving patients with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, osteoporosis and multiple sclerosis. The company provides dedicated resources for patients to assist all aspects of therapy management. Proper patient education regarding medication and support will be provided through the Service Center. Services provided at the Center will include:

      Karyn Miller, Flint Township Supervisor says her community welcomes Senderra to a growing business community.

      ??We are so pleased to have Senderra bring jobs and opportunity to the township,?? said Miller. ??The investment is a welcome addition to the community and the region. We will do everything we can to support Senderra and its employees.??

      Individuals interested in employment with Senderra should contact Michigan Works! Genesee Shiawassee Action Management through either Lucy Strachota at lstrachota@actionmanagement.com or Lisa Hairston at lisahairston@msn.com to arrange a prescreening interview.

      The jobs are primarily tech jobs and computer supprt, and currently 35 of the 170 available slots are filled. To apply, applicants must go through Career Alliance. The facility is located in Flint Township at Bristol and Linden roads.