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Fidelity announces 500 new jobs in Smithfield, RI

SMITHFIELD — Fidelity Investments is rolling out 500 new jobs at its Smithfield campus, with hiring starting immediately.

The company delivered the news Monday alongside state leaders including Gov. Dan McKee, marking his first jobs announcement since becoming governor. 

Hiring for the positions, about 90% of which are entry-level, will continue throughout the next few quarters. 

Rick Metters, Fidelity’s vice president of Rhode Island regional public affairs and government relations, said the company is looking for candidates with strong customer-service skills, and that being a licensed financial professional is not a prerequisite. 

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