Fidelity to add 1,700 jobs in Research Triangle Park

Published May 2, 2022

Financial services giant Fidelity will add another 1,700 jobs at its offices in Research Triangle Park, the company told Axios.

Details: Axios learned that nearly 800 of the new jobs will be client facing, 700 will be in tech, and 250 are business support.

What they’re saying: “We continue to see really strong business results, and lots of engagement from our customers, even though we’re in a period of inflation pressures and economic uncertainty,” Leslie Walden, head of Fidelity’s regional public affairs, told Axios.

Flashback: Last year, Fidelity said it would create more than 1,500 jobs in the Triangle.

Fidelity has one of its largest tech hubs in RTP, which is home to around 5,000 employees.

What’s next: Many of the hires will come from local universities, like UNC-Chapel and N.C. State.

The Big Picture: Fidelity is on a huge hiring spree, as it seeks to build more online tools and support a huge surge in individual investors over the past two years. More than 10 million Americans opened new brokerage accounts in 2020, according to research from Deloitte.

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