EAU CLAIRE, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 10, 2007--U.S. Bank
officially announced today that it will create up to 70 new jobs when
it opens a new downtown Eau Claire call center in late September on
the second floor of U.S. Bank's main office at 131 South Barstow.
"We're thrilled to bring 70 great jobs to this community, and to
assist in Eau Claire's downtown revitalization efforts," said Darin
McFadden, U.S. Bank Eau Claire market president. "I think it says a
lot about the quality of our hard-working and committed employee base
here in the Chippewa Valley and the importance of the Eau Claire
market going forward."
U.S. Bank currently employs more than 1,000 people at its five
24-hour retail call centers located throughout the United States in
St. Paul, Minnesota; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Cincinnati, Ohio; Denver,
Colorado; and Portland, Oregon. "Expanding our call center resources
is indicative of U.S. Bank's growth nationwide and allows us to
continue delivering Five Star Service through this popular delivery
channel. Also, bringing these jobs to Eau Claire aligns with our
strategy of answering the increasing number of calls we receive from
our customers on American soil, rather than outsourcing them
overseas," said McFadden.
"The announcement of this call center is yet another important
milestone in U.S. Bank's 135-year history in Eau Claire. By leveraging
our existing facility at 131 Barstow, we'll be able to set up
operations quickly and cost effectively while attracting local
employees who are interested in an opportunity to grow and to be
challenged." McFadden continued, "We will have many practical and
flexible work schedule openings that offer competitive base salaries,
incentive opportunities and a comprehensive package of benefits that
includes health, life and dental insurance."
The Eau Claire Call Center will be open Monday through Friday from
10 a.m. until 10 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until noon, with a
rotating holiday schedule that is shared with other call centers.
McFadden said that U.S. Bank has seen many banking careers start
in the call center. "For college students and at- home parents who are
looking to return to the work force, our call centers give valuable
customer service training that they can leverage throughout their
career at U.S. Bank."
The bank is planning to have a job fair at the Ramada Inn in
downtown Eau Claire on August 24 from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. and on
August 25 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Those interested in learning more
about the call center and available positions should visit the job
fair and apply online at www.usbank.com/careers.
U.S. Bank has five full-service banking offices in Eau Claire and
Chippewa Falls and each offers a comprehensive line of banking,
brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services
products to consumers, businesses and institutions. U.S. Bank is
located at 4640 Golf Road, 1535 West Hamilton Avenue, 5700 Old Mill
Plaza and 131 South Barstow in Eau Claire, and 1660 County Highway J
in Chippewa Falls.
Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) is the parent company of
U.S. Bank. With $223 billion in assets, it is the 6th largest
financial services holding company in the United States, and operates
2,499 banking offices and 4,867 ATMs throughout America. Visit U.S.
Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.
CONTACT: U.S. Bank
Lisa Clark, 608-877-7517
SOURCE: U.S. Bank