LexisNexis Legal & Professional isn’t commenting on a published report that it’s shifting jobs from Ohio to its offices in Raleigh, but the information and technology provider stressed that it expects its robust expansion here will continue.
LexisNexis issued a statement Thursday saying that it added 75 new hires at its offices on N.C. State University’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh last year, pushing its total to more than 450. The company also said that it has 60 positions it is looking to fill and that “there will be continued growth at this location over the next several years.”
The Dayton Daily News reported Wednesday that LexisNexis is moving an unspecified number of jobs to Raleigh.
The newspaper quoted a statement from company spokeswoman Pamela Rath saying that some jobs will migrate from Ohio to Raleigh. “As we continue to build a software and technology center of excellence in Raleigh, North Carolina, some technology roles will move from Miamisburg (Ohio) to Raleigh over time,” she said.
What is now LexisNexis was founded in Dayton in 1966 as Mead Data.
On Thursday, a company spokesman declined to comment on that report, instead issuing a statement outlining recent and anticipated growth on Centennial Campus.
In February 2012, LexisNexis announced it was creating a “center of excellence” in the Triangle and planned to add 350 high-paying jobs – the average salary exceeding $90,000 – over five years. The company is in line to receive up to $8.9 million in state incentives if it meets its hiring and investment targets.
At the time of that announcement, LexisNexis had about 125 workers in Cary. But that number had roughly doubled to 247 by the fall of the following year when the company announced it was moving to a 120,000-square-foot office at Centennial Campus.
That move signaled the company’s growth aspirations, since its new space offered sufficient room to house up to 650 workers.
LexisNexis is based in New York City and employs 10,000 workers worldwide. It’s a division of London-based RELX Group, formerly known as Reed Elsevier.