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International human resources firm to add 463 jobs in Charlotte

Posted March 31, 2010

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— Hewitt Associates, a provider of human resource services through outsourcing and consulting, is going to expand its Charlotte-based workforce with 463 jobs over the next three years.

The Illinois-based company received a Job Development Investment Grant from the state of North Carolina as an incentive to grow in N.C.

The new jobs will be for administration and information technology. They will pay about $43,600 per year plus benefits.

Hewitt (NYSE: HEW) has more than 3,000 corporate clients, providing services such as payroll, retirement programs and health care administration.

Some 530 of its global 23,000 work force already are based in North Carolina.

“We’re pleased with the growth prospects for our business, and particularly our Charlotte center,” David Swift, vice president of HR Business Processing Outsourcing at Hewitt, said in a statement.

“Charlotte is a great location for us to expand our business due to the available talent pool, and we very much look forward to growing our presence here with the continued support of the state of North Carolina," he added.

Gov. Bev Perdue announced the expansion and grant.

Hewitt could receive as much as $4 million through the grant, which is a rebate of state withholding taxes based upon new hires and other performance targets. North Carolina also awarded Hewitt a grant in 2005, but the company terminated that agreement last December.

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  • Bill Brasky Mar 31, 2010

    Charlotte could use the boost. Just another sign that with good leadership, this state and country has another bright future.

  • moth Mar 31, 2010

    Why does a company that outsources jobs get fed and state subsidies? This country is swirling down the loo.

  • kbow80 Mar 31, 2010

    Oh this is good. Maybe I will have a new job soon.

  • Tired Of Excuses Mar 31, 2010

    Wow 463 new jobs eh?
    Hope they are provided health care and a decent salary so that they can take care of their families and pay their bills witout asking for money from the state.

  • froggytroat Mar 31, 2010

    "The bill does not go into law for 2 more years. So it had nothing to do with your theological idol."

    It gives them confidence that no-one is going to do what Bush and the big banks did to the economy.

  • Lyle Mar 31, 2010

    wmauney- For what?

    Simple! People bash Obama when jobs are lost. I am going to do my part to credit Obama when jobs are added. See?

  • TheAdmiral Mar 31, 2010

    "Continue the good work, Mr. President."

    The bill does not go into law for 2 more years. So it had nothing to do with your theological idol.

  • wakemom Mar 31, 2010

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    Remember, if this company hires people that are currently unemployed, they receive a tax break. Plus, that's 463 people that will no longer draw unemployment benefits and able to contribute to the economy. It's a win-win situation. But I'm sure the anti-Obama crowd will find a way to discredit this story as well....Continue the good work, Mr. President.
    goodejrg

    too late they already have lol

  • goodejrg Mar 31, 2010

    Remember, if this company hires people that are currently unemployed, they receive a tax break. Plus, that's 463 people that will no longer draw unemployment benefits and able to contribute to the economy. It's a win-win situation. But I'm sure the anti-Obama crowd will find a way to discredit this story as well....Continue the good work, Mr. President.

  • nighttrain2010 Mar 31, 2010

    >>Thank you, Mr. Obama.

    For what? The JDIG has been around longer than Mr. Hopey Changey. For what he's done, I suggest you talk to ATT, John Deere, and all the other companies that have recently announced what healthcare is going to do to them. I'm sure they and their employees are quite thankful...

    As for the state of NC, perhaps if this state wasn't the highest taxed state in the South, we'd have more companies willing to move here instead of sending Bev off to beg for business and more government handouts

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