The Vanguard Group is doing its own part in bringing down the national unemployment rate.

Following Vanguard's announcement of 300 new hires in its Arizona office, the mutual fund giant has announced 354 new positions for its Pennsylvania and North Carolina offices as well.

Spokesman Joshua Grandy told Money Management Executive that Vanguard currently has 127 open positions in retail services in its Malvern, Penn., office, and 57 openings in its Charlotte, N.C. office.

It is planning another 82 positions for Pennsylvania and 88 positions for North Carolina in 2013, Grandy said.

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