NC: Aetna Announces Expansion in High Point, Projecting 300 New Jobs
21 Mar, 2019
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced that Aetna, a CVS Health business, is expanding its operations in High Point. The business added 80 new full-time equivalent jobs in 2018 and is projected to hire approximately 300 new employees by the end of 2020. He made the announcement at a ceremony in the High Point Municipal Building.
CVS Health, including the Aetna business, has approximately 9,000 employees in North Carolina, with 1,230 of those employees in High Point at 4050 Piedmont Parkway.
Aetna currently leases more than 126,000 square feet in High Point and will be adding an additional 16,000+ square feet to its current facilities. The new space will house clinical care management and customer service positions, including roles for bswift, Aetna’s benefits administration technology and services business, and Aetna One Advocate, an integrated clinical and service model. The company will be investing approximately $2.5 million in building upfit and equipment as it creates these jobs.
"North Carolina attracts flagship operations from the nation’s leading business and financial service firms for good reason,” said Governor Cooper. “In addition to our state’s favorable business climate, organizations like Aetna know that North Carolina’s commitment to education and workforce development will provide the hard-working professionals they’ll need to support their business for years to come.”
“Our growing investment in the community and economy of High Point reflects the strength of its talent pool as well as the company’s commitment to improving the health care experience for individuals and families across North Carolina,” said Jim Bostian, Aetna Market President for North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Arkansas. “Our job growth in High Point is the result of strong customer interest in innovative benefits administration and value-driven, patient-centered care.”
“The City of High Point, High Point EDC, and Guilford County Economic Development Alliance have worked closely with Aetna, and we are proud this impressive corporate citizen is continuing to grow here,” says Loren Hill, president of the High Point Economic Development Corporation. “State and local performance-based incentives are not part of this 300-job expansion project.”
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