Corning Optical Communications building new HQ, adding 150 jobs in Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Corning Optical Communications will create 150 new jobs in Charlotte as part of a new corporate headquarters. The world-leading provider of fiber optic solutions plans to invest $38.7 million by the end of 2018. The new positions at Corning Optical Communications will average more than $80,000. Mecklenburg County’s average annual wage is $59,882.
“Corning is a global leader whose name has been prominent in North Carolina’s business community for many years,” said Gov. Pat McCrory. “Today’s announcement builds on the solid foundation this innovative company has in our state, and I am proud we emerged as the top choice for this important headquarters and the new jobs that come with it.”
One of five business segments of Corning Incorporated, Corning Optical Communications has more than 30 locations and 17,000 employees worldwide. The business employs more than 3,000 people across five locations in North Carolina, including two of the world’s largest optical fiber manufacturing facilities in Concord and Wilmington, and two of the world’s largest optical fiber cable manufacturing facilities in Hickory and Winston-Salem.