Capital One Brings 700 Jobs Back To Henrico
Capitol One has announced it will open a new call center and operations center in Henrico next year and hire 700 here and a total of 1,000 across the state. As Charles Fishburne reports, it was welcome news in the county that was particularly hard hit during the recession.
Henrico County went from feast to famine when the recession hit.
McClaren: We're certainly still reeling from all the jobs we lost with the closing of Circuit City headquarters, LandAmerica headquarters and the Qimonda semiconductor facility.
Gary McClaren, Executive Director of the Henrico Economic Development Authority.
McClaren: Henrico is looking at in excess of 8,000 jobs we lost in a 18 to 20-month period.
McClaren says unemployment in Henrico was higher than the state average for the first time ever, commercial real estate was over 20% vacant, but yesterday’s announcement is good news for both.
McClaren: They were looking, actually, at the two former Wachovia Securities buildings were an opportunity that were adjacent to their existing Knowles campus, two office buildings that were empty that are now off the market and will be full of people.
The jobs will be in operations, customer service, marketing, information technology and banking.
Charles Fishburne, WCVE News