April 19, 2011
Electrolux to bring 200 More Jobs to Charlotte
Expansion to North American Headquarters Planned
Governor Bev Perdue announced today that Electrolux Home Products, Inc. will consolidate additional positions from locations throughout the United States to Charlotte. The company plans to create 200 jobs over the next four years with a $14 million capital investment in Charlotte. The project was made possible in part by state grants from the Job Development Investment Grant and One North Carolina programs.
The move comes just 16 months after the company’s decision to consolidate its North American corporate headquarters here and includes positions which could have been lost to overseas. The average annual salary is expected to be $90,150, not including benefits. That’s nearly double the county average. To accommodate the new jobs, Electrolux will initiate a $14 million expansion of its current North American headquarters on David Taylor Drive in Charlotte’s University Research Park.
Stockholm-based AB Electrolux is a global leader in home and professional appliances, including refrigerators, freezers, washers and dryers, vacuum cleaners, dishwashers and cooking equipment. Electrolux, Frigidaire and Eureka are the company’s primary brands in North America. With more than 55,000 employees worldwide and 1,000 on its current payroll in North Carolina, Electrolux sells more than 40 million products each year in 150 countries.
“We are thrilled to bring another 200 jobs to Charlotte, adding to our significant announcement in 2009 to consolidate our operations in North America here,” said Kevin Scott, President and CEO of Electrolux Major Appliances North America. “As we said just last year when we opened our doors here in Charlotte, ‘Charlotte’s got a Lot’ and North Carolina is gaining more Electrolux employees as a result.”
The Charlotte Chamber worked closely with the N.C. Department of Commerce, the N.C. Community College System, Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte to facilitate Electrolux’ expansion.
Please click here to read Governor Perdue’s official release. For more information on Electrolux, please go to www.electrolux.com. You may also wish to contact one of the following:
Charlotte Chamber | 330 South Tryon Street | Charlotte, NC 28202 | 704.378.1300 | www.charlottechamber.com