BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF NORTH CAROLINA BRINGING REGIONAL SERVICE CENTER WITH OVER 100 JOBS TO FAYETTEVILLE

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The Fayetteville Regional Chamber, in partnership with the Economic Development Alliance of Fayetteville-Cumberland County, is pleased to announce that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina will be locating a regional service center in Fayetteville.

According to BCBSNC, the center is expected to bring over 100 jobs by mid-2015, with about 50 by the end of this year. Hiring will begin over the summer.

"We are thrilled to have Blue Cross and Blue Shield bringing this center to Fayetteville," said Chris Bostock, Chairman of the Alliance Board of Directors. "It's wonderful to see our workforce being recognized as a valuable asset to such recognizable brands."

The regional service center is expected to open by the end of 2014. A site has not been selected yet, but BCBSNC said they expect to have that selection made soon. The center will join the current centers in Durham and Winston-Salem.

"We are excited to have Blue Cross Blue Shield choose our community for the location of their new service center," said Jeannette Council, Chair of the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners. "Cumberland County is pleased to have such a quality company adding quality jobs."

According to the BCBSNC release, Fayetteville was selected "because of its available workforce - including veterans, military spouses and other skilled workers - local educational institutions and competitively priced properties."

The jobs are expected to be full-time positions with benefits.

About the Chamber
The Fayetteville Regional Chamber is the area's chief business advocacy organization, serving to protect the interests of our business community. The Chamber, with the partnership of its entire membership, serves as the leading resource for networking and small-business development in the region.

About the Alliance
The Economic Development Alliance of Fayetteville-Cumberland County, North Carolina is the region's driver for business recruitment and growth. The Alliance, a private-public partnership funded by the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, the Fayetteville Public Works Commission and the Community Development Foundation, strives to improve quality of life by creating wealth, jobs and investment in our community.   
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