Providian Financial last week officially opened its new Arlington, Texas, banking operations center. Providian currently employs 400 people in Arlington and expects to create as many as 700 additional jobs there in the next year.
Community members and government officials joined Providian senior management and employees for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new facility. Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer David Sampson welcomed Providian to Arlington saying, “We’re delighted to see Providian become a top employer in this community. Their investment in the long-term growth of Arlington and the sheer number of new jobs created is exciting. We are proud to include Providian among an impressive local representation of corporate America.”
“We’re glad to be in Arlington,” said Providian Executive Vice President Seth Barad. “Our new community offers a very positive business climate and a very strong and qualified labor force. Both will enable us to build our growing employee population, who will help uphold Providian’s commitment to 100% customer satisfaction. Providian is proud to be a part of the Arlington community and we plan to be an active member of it.”
As a part of its community commitment, Providian today announced a $20,000 donation to the YWCA Arlington Child Development Center, a program of the YWCA of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. Providian’s donation will assist the center in providing subsidized quality child care for economically disadvantaged families. “Subsidized child care is essential for low-income working families to be self-sufficient,” said Judy Bishop, Executive Director of the YWCA Arlington Child Development Center. “We are extremely grateful to Providian for making this leadership donation. It will greatly enhance our efforts to provide quality child care to needy children.” Providian’s donation is part of the Company’s national Providian Child Care Initiative.
Providian Financial has over 8,000 employees in the U.S. and the U.K, with facilities in California, Kentucky, New Hampshire, Utah, Texas, and London, England. Providian’s Arlington, Texas, offices are located at 3801 South Collins Boulevard. People who are interested in employment opportunities with Providian should call 817-417-4444 or fax their resume to 817-417-4673.
Providian Financial Corporation (www.providian.com) is a leading provider of lending and deposit products to consumers nationwide and in the United Kingdom. Providian serves a broad, diversified market with loan products that include credit cards, revolving lines of credit, home loans, secured cards and fee-based services. With $16 billion in assets under management and 10 million customers, Providian is committed to providing 100% customer satisfaction. San Francisco-based Providian Financial is one of the ten largest bankcard issuers in the nation, and in 1998 ranked as the seventh best performing stock in the S&P 500 and the single best performing stock in the S&P Financial Composite Index.