Company adds finance jobs in Tampa

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

One company is expanding and adding more finance jobs in Tampa.

The Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation today announced that MetLife, Inc., is expanding its Tampa operations, adding 430 additional, high-wage jobs at its existing campus and investing $25 million in the project. One of the world’s leading financial services companies, MetLife will hire for a variety of new positions that will pay an average of 150% of Hillsborough County’s annual private sector wage.

MetLife first established operations in Tampa over four decades ago and currently employs more than 1,500 at its Tampa campus. Providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

“We are thankful for MetLife’s continued investment in Hillsborough County and the 430 high-wage jobs they are creating for local families,” said Stacy White, chairman of the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners. “With this significant expansion, Hillsborough County strengthens its position as the preferred location in the Southeast for the world’s leading financial and professional services firms.”

The project was made possible through strong partnerships between Enterprise Florida, the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, Hillsborough County, the City of Tampa and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

“Tampa has earned an international reputation for the excellence of its financial and professional services workforce, and MetLife’s success here is a key reason why,” said Mayor Bob Buckhorn, City of Tampa. “We deeply appreciate MetLife’s decision to expand again in our market, and look forward to supporting their continued success.”