Read full Release from OneColumbus, JobsOhio, the City of Whitehall and Discover
The City is pleased to welcome Discover, a leading digital banking and payments service company, as they announce plans to open a Customer Care Center in Whitehall, investing over $16 million into construction, training and hiring. With plans to hire 300-500 employees for the site, Discover will place an emphasis on hiring from Whitehall and immediately surrounding communities, as they seek to increase high-quality employment opportunities and equity in the communities in which they operate.
“Investing in Whitehall and bringing jobs to communities that need them most is good business and contributes to our mission of helping people achieve brighter financial futures,” said Roger Hochschild, CEO and president of Discover. “We are looking forward to working with Whitehall leaders and hope our investment here spurs further economic growth in the community.”
“We welcome Discover’s investment in our vibrant community and look forward to seeing the impact they make in partnership with other local organizations working together to create a brighter future for our residents,” said Kim Maggard, Mayor of Whitehall. “The company’s continued commitment strengthens our shared vision to improve the lives of our residents through diverse economic opportunities and sustainable partnerships that make a real difference in the lives of our residents and improve long-term prosperity.”
Discover plans to renovate 4590 E. Broad Street (the old Alliance Data Systems building) totaling over 100,000 square feet, starting this spring.