Newly arrived Bank of the West may hire up to 1,000 people at a new office that will support company operations across the U.S.
“Our new facility in Tempe will be an important addition to our footprint and play a key role in our long-term growth,” said Nandita Bakhshi, president and CEO of the San Francisco-based financialservices company, in a statement.
Based on the ability to find workers and other factors, the office potentially could have about 1,000 employees by the end of 2018, according to a company spokesman.
It would be the company’s second-largest U.S. office outside those in the San Francisco Bay area and would support a full range of bank operations.
Bank of the West has 18 Arizona branches, primarily outside the Valley.
The site-selection process took about 18 months. As favorable factors, company offi cials cited Tempe’s “vibrant, centrally located community” that includes “a robust pool of talented