Logistics Health Incorporated in La Crosse will see
a rapid expansion in the next year..
And that means good things for the city and many of
News eight's Eric Jacobson joins us now in the newsroom
with the story,
Martha and Mike,
L-H-I annouced they have been awarded 4 contracts
from the U-S Department of Veterans Affairs.
Under the contracts.
L-H-I will provide medical disability examinations
for Veterans in 40 states.
The contracts will add nearly 12-hundred jobs to the
however not all will be located in La Crosse.
But business and political leaders say it's a huge
day for the city.
For veterans having to wait months, travel hours and
hours, for assistance is not right.
Getting veterans better access to healthcare has been
a long-term goal for LHI Founder Don Weber.
The transformation of healthcare for veterans will
dramatically change in the next 10 to 15 years.
That transformation begins with Tuesday's annoucement:
4 V-A contracts worth nearly 3 billion dollars.
will allow LHI to treat nearly 600,000 veterans.
The move will add nearly 12-hundred jobs to the company
over the next year.
These jobs are across the board.
RNs, clinical people, data processing, IT, finance,
It's a move he says that will impact the entire community.
These are good jobs.
These are the kind of jobs that you can raise a family,
you can buy a home.
And for any community to prosper, people need to have
So now this will add that much more.
And it feeds other businesses.
La Crosse mayor Tim Kabat says its a great day for
I applaud LHI and Don Weber for their approach on
how they provide service to the veterans and the military
on this model that they're trying to push those services
out in the communities.
It's a move the company hopes that will not only serve
but the entire community.
If you look ahead, not 10 years for now, but 2 years
from now, what you see now as LHI, will be double
what is LHI, and I think that's just a positive thing.
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The process to find these new employees has already
begun at LHI.
By the end of December.
Weber expects nearly 300 jobs will be filled as a
part of these new contracts.
According to LHI.
those new hires will fill out the remainder of their
Another 400 jobs could be filled at the newly-built
Belle Square location in downtown.
while they are looking at building options for the
remainder of the new employees.
As we stated earlier.
La Crosse will not see all of the job growth as a
part of this move.
Eau Claire will see roughly 200 of the 1200 jobs as
L-H-I also hopes to increase its employment of veterans
with the move.
Currently 14 percent of its workforce is veterans.
and they hope to increase that to 20 percent.
by the end of next year.