Gov. Roy Cooper, Fidelity Investments announce thousands of new jobs at Research Triangle Park

Fidelity Investments is bringing another 1,500 jobs to Research Triangle Park, upping the company's total of new jobs brought to North Carolina in 2021 to 2,500.

Gov. Roy Cooper is at a ribbon cutting for the company today at RTP. There he's expected to talk more about the increase in job offerings.

Fidelity Investments previously announced 500 jobs with a variety of skill levels would be coming to RTP.

We now know that all of this is part of a 9,000 jobs expansion at Fidelity Investments. Those jobs will be spread out across the country.

There's no word yet on the salary range for the jobs in North Carolina, but we did learn that college degrees will not be required for all of them. In addition, Fidelity plans to offer college tuition assistance for some of those position.

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The new jobs could do wonders for local mom and pop shops.

"Initial reaction is excitement," said Dorian Bolden, CEO of Beyu Group Inc. "It's great energy so as we see more people come back to work in that area we know it's going to pay off."

Business leaders said they are coming back and in full force.

While these investments create opportunities for Bolden, he hopes they will remain inclusive.

"Although it is exceptional, it's great that Fidelity is coming in, we have just got to keep those conversations at the top of mind that how do we keep the underlying fabric of coolness-just Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill that makes it all unique and go together. It's rooted in diversity of all three cities," said Bolden.
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