BB&T (BBT) is adding planning a major hiring spree in its home state.

The $179 billion-asset company in Winston-Salem, N.C., said Tuesday it plans to add roughly 1,700 jobs in back-office, administrative and support functions in Greensboro. The new workers will be among 2,500 personnel BB&T expects to house in a 390,000 square-foot building near the Piedmont Triad International Airport the company has leased for the next seven years.

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