One of the nation’s most profitable banks is increasing its Dallas employment numbers.
Bank of America has announced its plans to hire more than 1,000 employees throughout the nation by the beginning of 2012. The company will begin hiring new workers in Dallas and three other cities during the next few months.
The majority of these new positions will be for small-business bankers, who are responsible for dealing with companies that have annual sales between $250,000 and $3 million, according to an article by The Dallas Morning News.
Bank of America officials have not yet revealed exactly how many jobs will be created in Dallas. Other cities that will benefit from the hiring initiative this year include Baltimore, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., with more cities to gain employees next year.
Bank of America is looking to hire more small-business bankers in an effort to develop relationships with more small businesses and offer them more services, including loans, payroll, cash management, and wealth management.
As these positions will deal with finances, applicants will most likely be asked to take pre-employment background checks to verify their credit and employment histories. Employers can browse the resumes of some great applicants here.
“This is a significant expansion of our capabilities for small business,” Kerrie Campbell, Dallas-based small-business segment executive for Bank of America, said.
Bank of America provided $45.4 billion in credit to small and medium-size businesses during the first half of 2010. However, the company has pledged to increase lending to these companies by $5 billion this year alone, a goal it’s likely to surpass.
“The steps we’re taking at Bank of America will help create more certainty, more confidence and more opportunity for small businesses in all the markets we serve,” Brian Moynihan, president and CEO of Bank of America, said.