Chaifetz-founded healthcare company plans St. Louis expansion

They plan to add 20 to 40 jobs here in the short-term

Michael Calhoun
August 27, 2019 - 2:46 am
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CHICAGO (KMOX) -- ComPsych, which says it is the world's largest provider of employee assistance programs, plans to open an office in St. Louis.

Dr. Richard Chaifetz founded the Chicago-based company in 1984. It provides behavoral health and wellness services in the workplace.

Chaifetz is a major backer of Saint Louis University. He and his son Ross also support local entrepreneurial programs like Arch Grants.

Ross Chaifetz, who is Director of Strategy at ComPsych, tells KMOX News they've signed a lease at One Metropolitan Square.

They plan to add 20 to 40 jobs in the short-term.

"Right now we're aiming for more traditional, operations-type workers that will be answering our calls, facilitating our requests, and ultimately helping people be the best they can be both in their work life and their personal life more broadly," he said.

Tech jobs could come next. He says they want to grow in St. Louis as quickly as possible. 

"There is an explosion right now going on in the business district when you think about things like technology talent," he said, and "major corporations moving into the city and doubling-down."

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