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XPO Logistics expanding in Charlotte

Less than a year after locating its national operations center in Charlotte, XPO Logistics is expanding.

The Michigan-based company, which helps businesses ship freight, plans to hire 287 people by the end of 2014 and invest $688,000 in its operations facility in Ballantyne, according to a release from the governor's office.

Salaries will vary by job, but the average annual pay will be $51,568, slightly below Mecklenburg County's average of $57,144.

If it meets hiring goals and retains the jobs, XPO will receive annual grants for nine years — for a total of $3.598,000 — from the state's Job Development Investment Grant program.

Michigan freight broker to add 201 jobs in Charlotte

A Michigan freight shipping brokerage company plans to create 201 jobs in Charlotte in the next three years, the N.C. Department of Commerce said today.

XPO Logistics picked Charlotte to establish its North American Operations Center, where it will house corporate functions like accounting, brokerage and finance. The jobs will pay an average wage of $56,606, which is above the Mecklenburg County average.

The state commerce department approved a $3.2 million financial incentive package for XPO if the company creates the jobs by 2014. XPO picked Charlotte over competing sites in Texas and South Carolina.

Formed in 1989, XPO is a third-party logistics services provider helps its clients arrange for ground, sea and air shipping.

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