IBM To Add 600 Jobs In Triangle

An IBM Corp. subsidiary will hire 600 workers at its North Carolina campus over the next two years and could get a tax rebate of nearly $8 million while paying wages below the local average.

Gov. Beverly Perdue's office announced Thursday that IBM Lender Business Process Services Inc. will open a service center in Research Triangle Park.

IBM has been a major employer in the area for 45 years, and the company's North Carolina campus is its largest in the U.S.

If IBM meets hiring targets and retains the jobs, it could collect up to $7.8 million in rebated taxes.

The company will pay an average of $50,000 a year plus benefits for the new positions. Durham County's average wage is $57,772.

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