AXA Announces 550-job Expansion
$18 Million Investment Will Make Charlotte Operations Largest in U.S.
Published Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Charlotte, N.C. – The Charlotte Chamber is pleased to announce that AXA, one of the largest U.S. financial protection companies, will nearly double its workforce with the creation of 550 new jobs over the next five years. The company plans to invest $18 million to expand its current location in University City’s Innovation Park in Charlotte, making it AXA’s largest location in the nation. The company’s U.S. Corporate Headquarters will remain in New York City.

“AXA looks forward to growing in Charlotte, and we appreciate the support from the state of North Carolina, the city of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County,” said Mark Pearson, Chairman, President and chief executive officer of AXA US. “We know from our experience that Charlotte is a great place to attract a talented workforce, allowing us to grow our business and better serve our customers.”

“We applaud AXA for their commitment to the Queen City and their contribution to expanding the local workforce,” said Bob Morgan, Charlotte Chamber CEO and president. “It is because of companies like AXA that the Charlotte region’s financial services sector continues to thrive.”

AXA provides life insurance, annuity and financial products and services. Globally, AXA has approximately 107 million clients in 64 countries. AXA currently employs about 575 people at its Charlotte operations center, primarily in life operations, customer service, new business, sales, marketing, training, human resources, underwriting, finance and technology. New positions will include IT, finance, legal, accounting, customer service, HR and other functions that will support growth of the company’s business. Salaries will vary by position. Annual payroll for the new jobs will exceed $60 million.

“Financial services companies like AXA have found a fertile environment for their operations in the Charlotte region, where they can attract talent and grow their business,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “We’re glad that this global financial protection company will be expanding again and establishing a regional headquarters in our state.”

For more information on today’s announcement, click here for the North Carolina Department of Commerce news release.

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The Charlotte Chamber would like to thank the North Carolina Commerce Department, the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, Mecklenburg County, city of Charlotte, Moore & Van Allen and JLL.

Media Inquiries and Chamber Contacts:

John Cline

Jennifer Recine

Kati Hynes
Charlotte Chamber
VP Economic Development

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