UnitedHealth, Optum hiring 600 new workers in N.C.

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UnitedHealth Group plans to add 600 new jobs in North Carolina, according to a company news release. The Minnetonka, Minn.,-based company is seeking customer service representatives, claims processors, nurses and clinicians for its UnitedHealthcare insurance unit and its Optum information technology business.

UnitedHealth announced Tuesday that it was in the midst of creating 1,000 jobs, with more than half of the positions yet to be filled.

“North Carolina is creating new opportunities to improve the economy and bring dependable employment to the people who live here. Coupled with the state’s commitment to improving access to higher-quality health care for consumers, we believe this is a great community to continue expanding our business,” said Garland Scott, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of North Carolina.

Currently, UnitedHealth Group employs more than 4,000 North Carolinians and serves almost 900,000 people in the state through a health care provider network of more than 130 hospitals and 20,000 physicians and other care professionals statewide.

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