Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) will add 1,000 new jobs to its workforce by spring of this year in the Mid-Atlantic United States.
Wells Fargo, the fourth largest U.S. bank by assets, will add the jobs to 404 of its offices by mid-May in Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C., the bank announced earlier this week.
Wells Fargo will now hire new staff before converting certain Wachovia branches in the above stated regions to Wells Fargo branches, which will begin in the fall of 2011. Wells Fargo has added 600 store members to its team in the Mid-Atlantic region since it merged with Wachovia at the end of 2008.
“Since meeting all of our customers’ financial needs—while providing industry-leading service—is our top priority, it’s critical that we are fully staffed with enthusiastic, skilled team members in our banking stores,” said the bank’s regional president for the Mid-Atlantic region Pete Jones in a statement. “We also hope that, by adding over 1,000 new team members in the next three months, we’ll be contributing to the economic recovery in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.”
Both part-time and full-time positions will be filled by the bank, and include tellers, lead tellers, personal bankers, regional bank private bankers and store managers.
When Wells Fargo and Wachovia merged in 2008, the companies had combined assets of $1.42 trillion, $787 billion in deposits and $258 billion in assets under management. In addition, the combined financial institutions also had 10,761 stores, 12,227 ATM machines and 280,000 team members.
If you’re in the marketplace for a new job and think a position at Wells Fargo would be right for you, check out the career section of the bank’s website for more information.