Banking group Barclays US announced on Monday plans to create more than 300 new customer service jobs in its Wilmington, Delaware headquarters.
According to Barclays US, The Council on Development Finance (CDF) approved Barclays for Delaware Strategic Fund monies totaling nearly $2.5 million, including a Performance Grant of almost $1.3 million; a $1 million Training Grant; and a Capital Expenditures Grant of $207,000. The grants are performance-based and will be paid out over a period of three years after the company meets milestones prescribed by the CDF. Governor John Carney made a statement:
“The addition of more than 300 new jobs from Barclays is welcome news as we work to bolster our economy from the impact of COVID-19. Today’s announcement reaffirms that Delaware remains a great place for any company to put down roots, grow and create jobs. Delaware has a talented and dedicated workforce, an ideal location and quality of life that’s second to none. We stand ready to support businesses looking to grow and to provide good-paying jobs for Delawareans.”
Denny Nealon, President of Barclays US Consumer Bank, further commented:
“Coupled with the support we’re providing to nonprofit organizations in Delaware through our global $125 million COVID-19 Community Aid Package, our ongoing hiring efforts reflect Barclays’ long-standing commitment to the Wilmington community. We’d like to thank to State of Delaware and City of Wilmington for their continued support and partnership.”
New Castle County Executive, Matt Meyer, then added that the addition of 300 jobs at Barclays is great news for Wilmington and Delaware, and once again speaks to why New Castle County is a “great place to live, work and play.”
“We appreciate Barclays’ continued commitment to job creation and civic participation in New Castle County. New Castle County is committed to supporting Barclays and the growing local FinTech ecosystem.”