PayPal brings new operations center, jobs to Charlotte

- 400 new jobs will be coming to charlotte thanks to a worldwide technology company head-quartered in California.  Governor Pat McCrory made the big economic announcement today at the charlotte chamber of commerce.  “North Carolina is on fire right now and job creation in Charlotte is leading the way,” he said.

McCrory revealed that PayPal will be adding a new global operations center in charlotte, investing $3.6 million in Mecklenburg County by the end of 2017.  With it will come 400 new jobs.

“Our 400 people are going to be software engineers, going to be risk managers, they're going to be compliance specialists.  So we’re excited and we are just so excited as her business continues to grow,” said John McCabe, Senior VP of Global Operations for PayPal.

This will be PayPal’s 11th global operations center across the country and executives say it could add even more jobs here in the future.

“Like all of the operation centers that we have, we always like to grow them so hopefully that will happen here as well,” said McCabe.

Governor McCrory touted the company’s $9 billion in revenue last year.

It's a whole new way of doing purchases, people who make purchases online through smart phones and apps I mean it is now way the way to shop.

PayPal’s new center’s estimated to produce a payroll impact of $20.4 million a year in our area.  Mayor Jennifer Robert says bringing these jobs here may also be a boost for other businesses.

“It has really enabled a lot of small companies a lot of nonprofits it's really empowered the growth of so many of our nimble and quick small business nonprofits or filling up those areas that we no need that support,” said Roberts.

The new center will be at an existing building along WT Harris Boulevard near I85.  They expect to move in by the summer, start training the new employees by early fall and be fully operating by the end of October.

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