CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV)- After the initial good news, there were some sour grapes in Charlotte when we learned that MetLife's highest paid positions are actually going to our northern neighbors.
MetLife execs have said that when it comes to six-figure salaries, there's a bigger pool of people in the Raleigh area qualified to receive them.
But MetLife candidate Barry Higgins says that's not necessarily a bad thing for all those in Charlotte who've had trouble finding work since the recession.
"They have a lot of entry-level positions," Higgins says. "I think that will actually help us out tremendously in the job market right now."
We caught up with Higgins directly after his interview with MetLife today at the company's temporary space in Southpark, and he thinks MetLife may be a great fit for workers looking for a chance to start over - MetLife told him they would provide training for all their new hires.