FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. (WFMY) -- Hundreds of new jobs are coming to Forsyth County as National General Insurance plans to expand.

Gov. Roy Cooper said the company plans to hire 626 jobs over five years. The company which is a subsidiary of National General Holdings Corp., plans to invest $12.2 million in the state by the end of 2022.

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“National General Insurance is a global insurance and technology leader that calls North Carolina home thanks to our talented workforce,” said Governor Cooper. “We’re excited to partner with National General as they expand and create 626 new, good-paying jobs in Forsyth County.”

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National General formerly the GMAC Insurance Group is based in Winston-Salem. The company plans to expand in an effort to provide customer service and grow the company’s technology operations.

The company plans to hire positions in the areas of accounting, sales, analytics, HR, IT, legal, operations and other business functions. Average salaries for the positions is expected to be above the Forsyth County average at $55,000. The company currently employs 1,405 people in the state.

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“We are very excited to finalize plans for National General’s expansion in Winston-Salem,” said Barry Karfunkel, Chief Executive Officer of National General. “Winston-Salem has been a key market in our operations since the company’s founding, and we look forward to continued growth in this location. Our local knowledge, expertise and deep North Carolina roots will enable us to continue to provide North Carolinians great rates on their auto insurance.”

The expansion is in part to a Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) approved by the state.

“The City is grateful for the strong working partnership we have with the State relative to economic development projects such as the National General expansion,” said Allen Joines, mayor of Winston-Salem. “These projects are only able to happen when there is collaboration between the City, County and the State.”

“We welcome this business expansion from one of our area’s valued employers,” said N.C. Senator Paul Lowe, Jr. “It’s a pleasure to see National General and its employees thrive in North Carolina.”

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