NC Business Hiring 350 People

North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue's office says an educational publisher that owns the LexisNexis information service plans to add 350 jobs over the next five years.

Perdue's office says that data-provider Reed Elsevier is expanding operations in Cary and will get a state tax break worth up to $9 million if the company meets hiring and investment requirements.

The company now employs more than 300 people in Cary and Charlotte. State officials say wages for the new jobs are expected to be nearly $92,000 plus benefits. The average annual wage in Wake County is $45,000.

Reed Elsevier plans to concentrate further marketing, sales, customer support and product development work in Cary.

The company says the area's highly educated workforce will make it a "center of excellence" for LexisNexis.

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