] is looking to add 300 staffers globally this year as it preps new stock funds and a new headquarters in Newport Center, the Orange County Business Journal reports
. The hiring would bring its total to nearly 1,800 employees.
Pimco is opening a brokerage in New York as it takes over the selling of its mutual funds from German parent Allianz
SE. Itís expected to take on 170 employees from Allianz in the move. The firm IS also reportedly prepping a 380,000-square-foot headquarters built near the Island Hotel Newport Beach. Construction of the 20-story tower is expected to finish by mid-2013.
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