RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Credit Suisse took another step toward fulfilling an expansion announcement made in 2017 on Thursday with the opening of a new building at its growing RTP campus. And the international giant is hiring.
The financial services firm is in the process of adding 1,200 jobs in RTP as part of an agreement reached only after the North Carolina General Assembly passed a bill repealing House Bill 2 known as the “bathroom bill.”
“With the opening of our new facility, we continue to build on our commitment to Raleigh and the State of North Carolina,” said Sophia Wajnert, Head of Credit Suisse Raleigh in the announcement. “Today represents a significant milestone not only in the growth of our Raleigh-based franchise, but also for Credit Suisse as a whole.”
Credit Suisse will receive $40 million in tax benefits if terms of the agreement are met.
The building is designed to be a sustainable one with what the company calls “smart working capabilities, thin client technology, upgraded videoconferencing facilities, security technology and a state of the art auditorium.” It also meets LEED Gold [Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design] certification standards.
According to Credit Suisse, it employs more than 2,000 people in Wake County and 46,000 worldwide.
The firm says jobs already moved to North Carolina include information technology, finance, and corporate functions.
Credit Suisse added that it is recruiting to fill open jobs.
“Raleigh has been a strategic location for Credit Suisse for more than a decade,” said Urs Rohner, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Credit Suisse. “The work performed at our Raleigh campus touches every part of Credit Suisse’s global operations. Our expansion in RTP is helping us improve the sustainability, resiliency and efficiency of our business. Equally important, it reflects our long-standing commitment to North Carolina and the people and families in the Raleigh Community.”