International human resources firm to add 463 jobs in Charlotte

Posted March 31, 2010 10:34 a.m. EDT

— 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.