Fidelity Investments adding additional 1,500 jobs to North Carolina

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Fidelity Investments today announced it would add 1,500 jobs in North Carolina, expanding the number of jobs announced in the state to 2,500.

“We are thrilled to announce over 1,500 additional new entry-level jobs in North Carolina in addition to the 750 we announced earlier this year, for a total of nearly 2,500 jobs this year alone,” said Rob Merdes, General Manager, Personal Investments Regional Center, Fidelity Investments, at an event announcing the jobs earlier today.

Earlier this month, the company announced it would be hiring 9,000 additional workers nationwide, noting at the time a “good number” would be hired in the Triangle.  This is the third time in 2021 that Fidelity has announced that it would expand its workforce.

WRAL TechWire reported previously that some 9% of the jobs will be in technical positions and more than 40% would be for client-facing roles.

Fidelity to add 9,000 jobs – including a ‘good number’ in Triangle

“Companies can count on our state’s talented workers to get the job done,” said North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper at the event earlier today.

The company announced it would hire 500 roles for a new business function for the company’s portfolio in North Carolina, a company spokesperson told WRAL TechWire in May.  A spokesperson told WRAL TechWire earlier this month that the “Personal Investing Regional Center” was expected to open in September.

“These new roles will help people with some of the most important financial goals of their lives, such as buying a home, getting married, saving for college, or planning for retirement,” said Merdes.  “You do not need to be a licensed financial professional to be hired,” Merdes said.

The first jobs announced in 2021 by the company were 250 technology-focused roles based at the Research Triangle Park campus.

“Fidelity is a valued corporate citizen in our state and I applaud their commitment to offer job opportunities to people with diverse backgrounds and skills,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders.  “Our state’s economy works best when everyone has a chance to compete and participate.”

This story will be updated.