Capital One Services, Inc. announced it will begin construction on a 121,000 square foot amenities facility, where its associates can eat at a food court, surf the World Wide Web at the Internet Cafe, visit the Company’s Human Resource Center or work up a sweat in a fitness center that includes aerobics, racquetball, basketball and volleyball courts. Construction is expected to be completed by mid-year 1999.
The new building will be constructed at Renaissance Park, Capital One’s campus facility located in the Town & Country area.
“Capital One is committed to being the best place to work in the Tampa Bay area. Not only do we offer challenging career opportunities, but Capital One prides itself on offering outstanding compensation and incentives, and a wide range of benefits, including three weeks vacation, for our associates. We hope that this facility will serve as a community center for all Capital One associates,” said Dennis Liberson, Senior Vice President for Human Resources.
Currently, Capital One employs more than 1,000 associates in Tampa, and a second building is currently under construction to accommodate more than 600 call center associates. The facilities in Tampa operate as part of the Company’s Customer Relations call centers, which service the Company’s more than 13 million customers worldwide.
Celeste Watson, designated to be the director of the new Capital One facility, said, “The hard work and commitment of our Tampa associates have helped to fuel Capital One’s successful growth over the past three years. We welcome the opportunity to provide our current and future associates with amenities that will enhance their work environment.”
Capital One also has operations in Richmond, Fredericksburg, Chesterfield and Falls Church, Virginia; Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; as well as London and Nottingham, U.K. Capital One Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Capital One Financial Corporation, currently employs more than 8,000 associates worldwide.
Headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, Capital One Financial Corporation () is a holding company whose principal subsidiaries, Capital One Bank and Capital One, F.S.B., offer consumer lending products. Capital One’s subsidiaries collectively had 13.6 million customers and $15.0 billion in managed loans outstanding as of June 30, 1998, and are among the largest providers of MasterCard and Visa credit cards in the world. Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “COF” and is included in the S&P 500 Index. Recently, Business Week (7/13/98) announced that Capital One ranked 316th for market value in the United States, and 8th for the share-price appreciation in the world to date.