MetLife today announced that it has created more than 1,500 new jobs in Charlotte, NC, as part of the establishment of a headquarters for its U.S. Retail division there. In March 2013, the company announced plans to create more than 2,600 jobs in North Carolina between the new U.S. Retail headquarters in Charlotte and another new headquarters for its Global Technology & Operations division in Cary. As part of that announcement, MetLife committed to creating 1,386 new jobs at the Charlotte campus by the end of 2015.

“We’re very pleased that we’ve not only met our jobs commitment in Charlotte, but we’ve exceeded it, and we’ve done so months ahead of schedule,” said Eric Steigerwalt, executive vice president of MetLife’s U.S. Retail division. “We came to Charlotte for three fundamental reasons—great talent, great partners and great community—and the city has truly exceeded our expectations on all fronts, proving to be the perfect home for our business. We couldn’t have achieved this goal without the help of all of our partners in government and business, and we’re sincerely grateful to them for their support.”

“Mecklenburg County is thrilled that MetLife chose Charlotte and that the company’s relocation here has been such a resounding success,” said Trevor Fuller, chairman of the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners. “In addition to creating hundreds of employment opportunities for our citizens, having a company like MetLife here helps us attract other companies to our region and further solidifies our reputation as a global hub for financial services.”

“The 1,500 new jobs MetLife has created in Charlotte represent a significant milestone for the company and our city,” said Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter. “We also appreciate MetLife’s genuine desire to give back, as demonstrated through service and philanthropic donations. We value their many contributions and are proud to count them as part of the fabric of our community.”

About MetLife 
MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is one of the largest life insurance companies in the world. Founded in 1868, MetLife is a global provider of life insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. Serving approximately 100 million customers, MetLife has operations in nearly 50 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit

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