Barclaycard, the credit card division of Barclays PLC, today officially opened the doors of a new administrative office in Long Island City, New York.
Staff at the New York location will provide credit risk, corporate finance and market analytics support to Barclaycard operations around the globe, including its U.S. business headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware. The company has already filled 35 positions in the new facility and expects to hire 200 by November 2009.
The New York facility also will play a critical role in supporting Barclaycard's objective of making the lives of its customers simpler by enhancing existing payment products and creating entirely new ones that meet this demanding standard. The recent partnership announced by Barclaycard in the UK with Orange, the international mobile and internet provider, is an example of such innovation.
"Barclaycard is strengthening its position as a global payments leader by accessing the best talent in the world and deploying that talent without regard to geographic boundaries," said Antony Jenkins, Chief Executive, Barclaycard. "Having spent many years working in New York, I'm well aware of the depth of extremely talented people in the city, and I'm delighted to welcome some of them to Barclaycard."
The 15-year lease of 66,600 square feet of office space, located at One Met Life Plaza (27-01 Bridge Plaza North), Long Island City, NY, was previously announced in November 2008. Barclaycard is actively recruiting for positions at the Long Island City location.