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Large Upstate employer relocating to Charlotte

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Sealed Air in Duncan (July 23, 2014/FOX Carolina) Sealed Air in Duncan (July 23, 2014/FOX Carolina)
CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX Carolina) -

A major Upstate employer announced they are establishing a new global headquarters in Charlotte, NC and relocating 1,300 jobs to the city.

Sealed Air Corporation, which is currently centered in Elmwood Park, NJ, said they plan to relocate all or part of their facilities over the next three years from most of their facilities, including those in Spartanburg and Greenville counties.

"We are confident Charlotte will provide a great environment for us to operate and grow our business moving forward. This move will contribute to a stronger, one-company culture that will enable greater collaboration, efficiencies, and better use of our investments in people and new technologies," said Jerome A. Peribere, President and CEO of Sealed Air in a press release.

The company said in a press release that certain operation will continue at the Duncan facility.

They said the company's Simpsonville and Seneca sites will also continue their manufacturing operations.

750 total jobs are expected to be moved out of the Duncan and Greenville sites.

Approximately 620 positions are reported to be affected at the Duncan location. The people affected are employed with managerial positions in the non-manufacturing area that supports food care.

About 130 positions will be affected a the Greenville customer call center. 

In Simpsonville, will continue to maintain manufacturing operations, but 250 positions will be affected.

A North Carolina committee that approves corporate tax breaks approved up to $36 million over 12 years if the company meets job and investment targets, the Associated Press reported earlier on Wednesday.

Copyright 2013 FOX Carolina (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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