Oh, Jerry Brown and the Boys Got it HAPPENIN’!

As far as “California Dreamin'” goes. Everything else is “going” out of the state as FAST as it frickin’ can.

MetLife to move jobs from California to North Carolina

Insurance giant Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. said Thursday it will move 2,600 jobs from offices in five eastern states and California to lower-cost locations in two North Carolina cities, while also getting tax breaks and other incentives that could reach $100 million.

The insurer is shifting the jobs from Aliso Viejo and Irvine in California, and from Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Rhode Island, MetLife spokesman John Calagna said. The positions will be consolidated in Charlotte, which will become the U.S. headquarters for MetLife’s retail business, and at a global technology and operations hub in the Raleigh suburb of Cary. The company’s retail segment sells and services life, disability, auto and other insurance.

…The new jobs, paying average salaries of nearly $82,000 a year, would include product management, marketing, sales and customer support in Charlotte and information technology positions in Cary. The company had about 140 workers in Charlotte before Thursday’s announcement.

“The strong business climate, access to universities and colleges and the desirable cost of living in North Carolina were significant factors in choosing to establish these new campuses in Cary and Charlotte,” MetLife executive vice president Eric Steigerwalt said.

Party in Charlotte, anyone?

H/T CA Political Review

3 Responses to “Oh, Jerry Brown and the Boys Got it HAPPENIN’!”

  1. Skyler says:

    Alison Viejo is right next to our old stomping grounds at El Toro.

  2. BlackDog says:

    If I didn’t have USAA,I would go with Metlife.

  3. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Metlife got it right.

    I spent a good number of years in Charlotte.It has its good points and bad. But I’ll give it a great big “you did right” on this one.

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