Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sallie Mae to Create 2,000 Jobs, Return Its Overseas Operations to U.S.

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sallie Mae, the nation’s leading provider of saving- and paying-for-college programs, today announced that it will create 2,000 jobs by returning its overseas operations to the U.S. Specifically, Sallie Mae will hire call center, information technology, and operations support positions in various communities across the country.

“For 37 years, we have been dedicated to helping America’s students enhance their lives through an investment in higher education,” said Albert L. Lord, Chief Executive Officer. “We also contribute economically to the many communities where we operate our business. The current economic environment has caused our communities to struggle with job losses. They need jobs, and we will put 2,000 of them into U.S. facilities as soon as we possibly can.”

Sallie Mae expects to hire these employees over the next 18 months. The company currently has operations in 20 communities in the U.S., including Lynn Haven, Fla.; Fishers, Ind.; Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Killeen, Texas; and the company’s newest facility in Newark, Del. Today, Sallie Mae employs more than 8,000 people nationwide.

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