Citing the continued strong growth of its credit card business, Providian Financial Corporation, the fifth largest bankcard issuer in the United States, announced that the Company would open a new customer service center in El Paso, Texas. In fact, this is the fourth new center the Company has opened in the past 12 months. Providian’s 126,000 square-foot El Paso location is expected to employ more than 900 people and be operational in early 2001.
In the past year, Providian’s customer base has risen to more than 14 million, while the number of employees has increased to over 12,000. In order to deliver the industry’s highest level of customer service to an increasing number of Providian customers, the Company signed the lease for the site at 1440 Goodyear in El Paso.
“We are delighted to welcome Providian to El Paso,” said Mayor Carlos Ramirez. “We are very proud of the positive business climate in El Paso, which has an outstanding pool of talented individuals from which Providian can recruit.”
Providian’s El Paso customer service center will be the fourth Providian site in Texas, joining operations in Arlington, Austin and San Antonio. The latter two locations, along with Henderson, Nevada, were all opened by the Company in 2000. Including El Paso, Providian will have operations at 24 locations in six states in the U.S., United Kingdom and Argentina.
In El Paso, Providian was represented by CM Realty in cooperation with Sonny Brown & Associates.
El Paso area residents interested in learning more about employment opportunities with Providian can contact its Human Resources department toll free at 888-228-0867, or fax their resume to 877-796-6058.
San Francisco-based Providian Financial ([http://www.providian.com]) is a leading provider of lending and deposit products to customers throughout the United States and offers credit cards in the United Kingdom and Argentina. Providian Financial was recently named one of America’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune magazine, and the nation’s top financial institution by US Banker magazine. With a commitment to 100% customer satisfaction, Providian helps customers build, protect and responsibly use credit. The Company has more than $27 billion in assets under management and over 14 million customers.