Hewitt Associates to add almost 500 Charlotte jobs
Charlotte Business Journal
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Illinois-based Hewitt Associates (NYSE:HEW) is a consultant to more than 3,000 companies. It provides services for human resources, health care, payroll and retirement affecting millions of employees and retirees worldwide.
The company has 23,000 workers in more than 30 countries. Hewitt has 534 workers in North Carolina. The vast majority of them are in Charlotte.
The new jobs primarily will be in human resources and information technology and will pay an average salary of $43,600 plus benefits. They will be added to the company’s leased operations at University Research Park in north Charlotte.
“We’re pleased with the growth prospects for our business, and particularly our Charlotte center,” says David Swift, vice president. “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.”
That support comes in the form of a job-development investment grant from the state. Hewitt is eligible for a rebate of up to 60 percent of the state withholding taxes for the new jobs. The company could receive a maximum of $4 million in payments.
Hewitt will not receive any local investment grants.
“Hewitt’s decision to expand in Mecklenburg County means new jobs for hundreds of North Carolinians,” says N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue. “This announcement by an international industry leader can only strengthen North Carolina’s already strong reputation as a business-friendly state with a skilled and knowledgeable work force.”
The Charlotte Chamber worked with Hewitt on its expansion plans in Charlotte.