Charlotte’s Albemarle Corporation, a global specialty chemicals company, recently announced that they’ll be adding 200 new jobs to the Charlotte region with an average starting salary of $78,2225.
The company will add 170 new jobs to their operations center in Kings Mountain, along with a $10.5 million upgrade to the facility, and 30 new jobs to their corporate headquarters in Charlotte.
“Albemarle Corporation is a global leader and has made the right decision to expand in North Carolina,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland. “I know Albemarle Corporation will continue to succeed with this expansion in Cleveland County.”
They company currently holds leading positions in lithium, bromine and refining catalysts, and they produce dozens of products to power critical industries, from energy and communications, to transportation and electronics.
“North Carolina continues to be a leader in the chemical science industry because of our world-class workforce,” said Governor Cooper. “Albemarle Corporation’s decision to expand in North Carolina bolsters this thriving industry in our state.”
The expansion will be facilitated, in part, by a JDIG (Job Development Investment Grant), which was approved by the state’s Economic Investment Committee yesterday. Over the term of the 5-year grant, it’s estimated that the project will grow the state’s economy by at least $390 million. Another recent JDIG was also a major catalyst for Amazon’s recent decision to build a new distribution facility in Kannapolis.
Albemarle Corporation currently employ about 150 employees at their Kings Mountain operations center and about 130 employees at their Charlotte corporate headquarters.
You can apply for one of their new positions on their career page here.