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XPO Logistics adding 287 jobs in Charlotte

A Greenwich, Conn.-based logistics company that opened a North American operations center in Charlotte last year is expanding, bringing 287 new jobs by the end of 2014.

The expansion means XPO Logistics is eligible for up to $3.59 million in state incentives over nine years if the company meets its hiring goals, according to an announcement Tuesday from Gov. Pat McCrory’s office.

That’s in addition to the company’s eligibility for up to $3.2 million in incentives from the state’s Job Development Investment Grant program, announced last year when the company launched its operations center at Ballantyne Corporate Park.

XPO Logistics employs 245 at its Charlotte location, which handles shared corporate services and customer service operations.

With the expansion, the job count is expected to total more than 500, according to a company spokesperson.

Salaries for the new jobs will vary, but the total payroll is estimated to be $14.8 million plus benefits, according to the announcement.

“We’re pleased to expand our workforce in a state that shares our focus on job creation and economic growth,” XPO Chief Operating Officer Sean Fernandez said in the statement.

“The services we’re building in Charlotte are supporting the rapid growth of our customer base across North America.”

McCrory said the expansion “is proof of the strong presence of qualified talent and attractive quality of life” in the state.

XPO uses independent contractors to help businesses ship freight by ground, sea and air.

Total revenue for the company was $278.6 million in 2012, a 57.3 percent increase from 2011, according to the company’s annual report.

For information on jobs, go to  http://jobs.xpologistics.com/.

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