Fidelity Investments Expansion Creates New Job Opportunities
NEC member Fidelity Investments recently announced plans to create around 600 new jobs in New England as part of a larger-scale initiative to hire over 4,000 new employees across the country this year. A wide range of opportunities in technology, software engineering, data science, financial planning, and customer service will be available in more than 20 markets, including New York, Seattle, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Chicago. Fidelity projects to increase its IT staffing by 10% and add around 2,500 client-oriented jobs.
The investment company’s hiring spree follows an uptick in customer calls and registered investment advisor (RIA) accounts, with increased demand warranting the need for more employees. While Fidelity added 10,500 employees to its workforce in 2020 alone, most of those jobs were for temporary or already vacant roles.
“By introducing these roles in new geographic areas, we will widen the reach of our talent pipeline for the company’s regional and investor centers to ensure continued success in meeting growing customer demand,” said Fidelity Senior Vice President Mark Barlow.