South Carolina is gaining nearly 1,600 new jobs courtesy of ""TD Bank's"":www.tdbank.com/ corporate expansion. The company recently announced that it will create a campus for the bank in Greenville, adding jobs in in the city as well as in nearby Lexington.[IMAGE]
The influx of employment opportunities will take place along with a major renovation of three buildings in Greenville, with TD Bank is set to take over 300,000-square feet of space in early 2012. The $17.1 million project is expected to take between three and five years to complete, and those hired will begin moving into various portions of the corporate campus throughout the project. Currently, TD Bank has an estimated 160 personnel already installed at the Greenville location.
Construction of the eco-friendly complex, which will be designed for a gold certification from ""Leadership in Energy and Design"":www.usgbc.org/LEED/ (LEED), will lend jobs to the commercial building[COLUMN_BREAK]
sector, and the Greenville project represents TD Bank's recent growth, which in 2011 has included the expansion of its mortgage operations, bank operations, and small business lending (SBA). The job opportunities from TD Bank as it moves forward in developing its corporate presence encompasses 1,400 jobs in Greenville and another 200 in Lexington.
Commenting on the initiative, TD Bank's president and CEO, Bharat Masrani, said, ""This is a major investment in the future of TD Bank. We are thrilled to announce the expansion of the Interstate 85 campus and creation of more than 1,600 jobs throughout South Carolina to support our growth. Our Greenville regional hub will provide TD Bank with a strong foundation and capacity to accommodate the expansion of America's Most Convenient Bank from Maine to Florida.""
South Carolina's Gov. Nikki Haley also weighed in which his thoughts on TD Bank's new headquarters, noting, ""It's another great day in South Carolina, and we celebrate TD Bank's decision to increase its operations throughout our state and create 1,600 new jobs. These new jobs will have a big impact on the Upstate, the Midlands and beyond.""
TD bank already provides work for an estimated 1,300 employees in its 82 stores throughout the state. Echoing the positive sentiments of the company's leader, TD Bank's regional president, for South Carolina, Rob Hoak, stated, ""South Carolina is a great place to do business. We are excited to strengthen our partnership with the local community, and this decision affirms our commitment to the region and to providing our customers with legendary service and unparalleled convenience.""