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Charlotte and Concord to get 1200 new jobs

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Updated: 4/21/2011 1:24pm

In a news conference Thursday morning, Gov. Bev Perdue and Connextions President Steven Auerbach announced that the Charlotte region will be getting 1200 new jobs. Connextions will be adding 400 additional jobs to existing call center in Concord and 800 new jobs at a new location in Charlotte.

At the morning news conference, Auerbach stated that the area has a “tremendous workforce and that is why we are growing here.” Connextions currently has 600 employees in North Carolina.

Based out of Orlando, Florida, Connextions has seen growth of 40% year after year according to Auerbach. They have around 4,000 employees company-wide.

The new employees in Charlotte will be working out of a 61,000 sq foot facility just off Arrowood Road. The facility is expected to be completed and ready for operations in July.

“These 1,200 jobs will predominantly serve the needs of Americans wanting education and support regarding their healthcare and health insurance needs,” said Todd Baxter, Executive Vice President of Connextions’ Consumer Division.

The company is in the process of beginning to take applications for the new positions. Anyone interested in applying for one of these new positions can find out more by going to the Connextions job website. The wages for the new positions are expected to be between $40,000 and $50,000.

Watch the news conference of the announcement of Connextion bringing 1200 jobs to the Charlotte region.

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