"A Wireless will join a growing number of technology leaders who call North Carolina home," said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland in a news release. "Our state's university and community college system, talent, quality of life, and community of IT powerhouses allow companies like A Wireless to thrive."
A Wireless is Verizon's largest exclusive independent agent by store count. A Wireless was founded in 1996 in Wilson, NC, and now employs more than 5,500 people and serves customers in more than 1,150 retail locations across 46 states.
The announcement will bring a variety of jobs to the Triangle, including executive, marketing, finance, human resources, operations, and legal positions. The average salary is $93,000.
Company officials cited the Triangle's diverse workforce and universities as the main drivers in their decision to locate in Raleigh.
"We are thrilled to locate our corporate headquarters in Wake County," said George Sherman, CEO of A Wireless. "The community's robust job market, skilled people, vibrant growth, and strong technology base provide the right resources for us to continue our rapid growth."
Wake County Economic Development partnered with the City of Raleigh, the North Carolina General Assembly, and the North Carolina Community College System on this project. The North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina led the state's support for the company's expansion.
"This announcement is a testament to the Triangle region's strong talent pool and education ecosystem," said Michael Haley, executive director of Wake County Economic Development. "We look forward to their growth and success in Wake County."