While some other major banks are cutting their mortgage services divisions, Chase is growing, adding between 500 and 1,000 jobs in the central Ohio area. The growth spurt is fueled by new office space in Gahanna, which Chase is spending several million dollars to reconfigure, and should be ready for business later this year.
Chase already is the region's largest private employer with 17,000 Columbus area workers already in place. The new employees will augment Chase's staff at a 495,000-square-foot facility in Easton that Chase already uses for mortgage servicing.
"This is part of our extensive efforts to help customers who are facing financial difficulties," stated Frank Bisignano, CEO of Chase Home Lending and Chief Administrative Officer of parent company JPMorgan Chase.
This is Chase's second hiring spree in the area as many years. In mid-2009, Chase announced an initiative to add 1,150 jobs in Central Ohio in Columbus and Westerville, and it has hired even more than that.
"Chase continues to invest in Central Ohio and create good jobs because we have had excellent success with workers here," stated James Malz, the president of Chase in Ohio. "We've had tremendous community support as we have expanded our workforce during the past few years."
Those interested in applying for jobs can visit Chase's website, where they'll find jobs for other banking positions, in addition to mortgage services, as well. They say there is a particular need for tellers, personal bankers, branch managers, mortgage loan officers, financial advisers, call center personnel and auto finance personnel.
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