- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) - A manufacturer of dishwashers and kitchen ranges plans to add 460 jobs over four years at its North Carolina factory after state officials promised it could keep more than three-quarters of the withholding taxes paid by the added workers.

A state committee approved the tax break Thursday for German-based BSH Home Appliances Corp. The maker of Bosch and Thermador kitchen appliances must keep more than 1,000 jobs and add the jobs at its New Bern factory to get the $4 million tax break over 12 years.

State officials have also promised nearly $1 million in worker training expenses.

The company said it needed the incentives it got or it could have added the jobs in South Carolina or Tennessee, where it already has a kitchen cooktop factory.


This story has been corrected to show the state incentives could total $5 million, rather than $6 million and that the jobs are expected to be created in 4 years, rather than 5.



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