350+ more career opportunities follow 2,500 jobs created in 2011
JPMorgan Chase & Co., the region's largest private sector employer, will
add 350 or more employees in Central Ohio during the next five years. To
accommodate its employment growth, the firm will invest more than $18
million to refurbish leased office space at two Polaris Parkway
"Chase continues to offer a growing number of career opportunities at a
great company in Columbus," said James Malz, president of Chase in Ohio.
"In addition, the new jobs bring new investment in the community as our
real estate needs grow and we customize workspaces to welcome new
When this new wave of hiring is complete, Chase will have added more
than 6,000 new jobs and a million square feet of real estate in central
Ohio since the 2004 merger of Bank One and JPMorgan Chase. Last year
alone, Chase added about 2,500 jobs in Central Ohio.
Chase has leased 72,000 square feet of space in Columbus and an
83,000-square-foot building in Westerville. Workers will move into the
Columbus building next month and into the Westerville building this
Located in the city of Columbus, the McCoy Center already is the working
home to more than 10,000 employees. It is the single largest JPMorgan
Chase facility in the world.
Last fall, Chase opened two offices totaling 123,000 square feet for
mortgage banking workers in Gahanna.
"We've had tremendous community support—particularly from Columbus,
Westerville and Gahanna—as Chase expanded our Central Ohio workforce in
recent years," said Malz.
Overall, Chase has nearly 4 million square feet of office and production
space in Central Ohio where it employs more than 19,000 workers. The
company occupied about 3 million square feet of office space and
employed 12,500 workers in the region in 2004.
The company and its predecessor banks celebrate 200 years of serving
Ohioans in 2012.
Chase operates 56 bank branches and 200 ATMs in Franklin and Delaware
counties; across Ohio, Chase has 289 bank branches and 870 ATMs, serves
nearly four million consumers and 150,000 small businesses and employs
more than 22,000. Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking
business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM). More information about
Chase is available at www.chase.com.