UnitedHealthcare to create about 500 jobs in Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- UnitedHealthcare on Tuesday announced it will create about 500 new jobs at its corporate office in Greensboro.

In addition to the jobs in Greensboro, about 100 other positions will be created across North Carolina, company officials said.

The majority of the new positions will be in the company's corporate office at 3803 N. Elm St. in Greensboro, where about 3,000 workers are already employed, officials said.  The office houses a call center, claims processing and administrative support.

The new positions include customer service representatives, claims processors, nurses and clinicians, officials said.

United Healthcare hired 537 new workers in the state in 2012, mostly for the Greensboro office.

Greensboro Mayor Robbie Perkins believes the new jobs represent the city as a hub for job growth.

"We need to work together as a team, and we've been doing that to try to make sure that your business will continue growing even more in our state."

UHC CEO Garland Scott praised the city of Greensboro for its continued support and wealth of talented employees.

"We have been here over 20 years. We value this community. Greensboro has been a great partnership with us long-term. We continue to invest here because of the workforce we have, the talent,"

Another 573 employees are being hired statewide in 2013, officials announced Tuesday.

Senator Richard Burr joked that UHC is setting a precedent for yearly job announcements.

"He's beginning to set an annual expectation that I hope he can live up to!"

Further details about the jobs have not been released.

Those looking to apply for the open positions can visit unitedhealthgroup.com.

According to The Winston-Salem Journal, customer service representatives will be paid $40,000 to $70,000 based on experience and the specific job.  Lower-level administrative jobs will pay from $33,000 to $40,000 a year.  Salaries for clinical jobs will be as much as $92,000 a year.

UnitedHealth Group employs more than 4,000 in North Carolina and serves nearly 900,000 people in the state.

“UnitedHealth Group’s creation of more than 1,000 jobs in North Carolina means a great deal to this community and to our state,” N.C. Rep. Howard Coble said.

“UnitedHealth Group has been an important business partner in Greensboro for many years, and we are pleased it has made the decision to expand and create new jobs in our community,” added Greensboro Mayor Robbie Perkins.