Charlotte Seals Job Deals

Charlotte continues to be fertile ground for job creation, with corporate relocations and expansion bringing thousands of jobs to the Queen City.
Gov. Pat McRory

Gov. Pat McRory

Charlotte continues to be fertile ground for job creation, with corporate relocations and expansion bringing thousands of jobs to the Queen City. Arguably one of the biggest recent job creators to move to the Queen City, Sealed Air Corp. has just celebrated breaking ground on its new global corporate headquarters with Gov. Pat McRory in attendance.

Relocating from New Jersey to Metrolina, the Fortune 500 company will be bringing 1,300 jobs to Charlotte by 2017. Moreover Sealed Air’s jobs will pay an annual average of $119,482, more than double the Mecklenburg County average salary, which clocks in at $59,046.

Sealed Air will invest $58 million through a long-term lease with a third-party developer who will construct a state-of-the-art facility in LakePointe Corporate Center. Sealed Air named Childress Klein as its development partner for the project. Global design and architecture firm HOK will handle engineering and design, while Stantec will handle project management services.

Allegheny Technologies Inc. is also bringing high-paying jobs to Metro Charlotte with a 70-job expansion. Allegheny’s jobs, created over the next three years, will pay on average $60,000, significantly higher than Union County’s $38,730 average salary. The company will invest $69.8 million and develop a new manufacturing facility next to its existing Union County location.

Image credits: Gov. Pat McRory via Facebook