BAE Systems to add 176 jobs in Mecklenburg

From staff reportsDecember 16, 2010 

BAE Systems, a British defense and aerospace company, plans to open a facility in Mecklenburg County and add 176 jobs.

The center will handle accounting and HR services.

State officials this morning approved giving the company incentives worth as much as $2.28 million if it meets hiring goals. The jobs will pay average annual salaries of $51,392, above the Mecklenburg County average.

BAE also considered sites in South Carolina and Austin, Texas, for the expansion. The company employs more than 107,000 people worldwide. Its U.S. headquarters is in Arlington, Va., outside of Washington.

News & Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service