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Syngenta plans to add 150 jobs in NC

Published On: Jul 30 2013 10:51:32 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 30 2013 10:57:54 PM CDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A global agriculture biotechnology company is expanding its North Carolina operations with plans to add 150 new jobs within about five years.
Syngenta Biotechnology Inc. said Tuesday it will expand its Durham operations to include a new laboratory and offices at its Research Triangle Park research center. The jobs tied to researching crop protection and seed development methods are expected to pay an average of nearly $82,000 a year compared to the Durham County average of almost $67,000.
The company will get up to $3.2 million in state tax breaks and worker training assistance.
Basel, Switzerland-based Syngenta now employs about 400 in RTP and 1,130 in North Carolina.