Unilever plans to expand its factory in Raeford that makes a variety of body washes, shampoos and deodorants, adding 65 jobs over the next three years.
The consumer-products conglomerate and Gov. Bev Perdue's office announced the expansion this afternoon at the Hoke County facility, located about 80 miles southwest of Raleigh.
Unilever will receive a state grant worth up to $195,000 if it meets its latest hiring goals. That grant also requires matching local incentives.
The new jobs will pay average annual salaries of $39,605. The Hoke County average is $25,324.
Unilever also considered expanding its factory in Missouri.