Jobs paying average of $123,000 are coming to Durham – here’s the deal

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DURHAM – Clorox is bringing more jobs – and they are high paying ones – to Durham.

This time Clorox is moving its Better Health Vitamins, Minerals and Supplement group headquarters to the Bull City. It’s investing $7.5 million to do so. And the firm will receive state tax incentives.

New jobs – 158 are promised – will pay an average of $123,000. That’s well above the $71,000 averages for compensation in Durham.

The expansion will include a new research and development center.

Jobs will include IT, management, marketing, sales, finance, and research and development personnel.

“Clorox is grateful to be able to deepen our commitment to the North Carolina community, offering employment and investment during what is admittedly a difficult time for many,” said Matt Gregory, Vice President and General Manager of Health & Beauty. “The Triangle has demonstrated a proven track record of attracting, retaining and developing top talent – talent which will continue to help Clorox wellness brands drive good, sustainable growth and champion people to be well and thrive every single day.”

The Durham operation for Clorox is built around Burt’s Bees which Clorox acquired in 2007. The company already has some 500 employees in Durham and at a production facility in Morrisville.

Gov. Roy Cooper announced the relocation.

“Global brands like Clorox see North Carolina’s steady leadership and workforce growth as reasons to operate and thrive here, even during a crisis,” Cooper said. “The Clorox Company’s continued investment and partnership here is good news for our entire state’s continued economic recovery.”

Tax incentives could top $2 million in rebates if new job goals are met.

Original Article Source: WRAL TechWire