Sallie Mae is seeking to grow its customer service operation in New Castle County with 285 new jobs. But to make that happen, the company is asking for $2.16 million from the state.
“We’re glad Sallie Mae has chosen to significantly expand its operations here in Delaware,” said Gov. John Carney. “Delaware has an experienced, skilled financial sector workforce that is perfectly suited for this expansion. And we’re proud to support Sallie Mae, and the Delawareans who work there, as the company continues to put down roots here in our great state.”
The expansion is part of a deal with the Delaware Division of Small Business, Development & Tourism to hire impacted workers recently laid off by local companies.
“We remain focused on helping grow business in Delaware. And at the same time, we continue to work to encourage our existing business partners to be exceptional corporate citizens,” said Cerron Cade, director of the Division of Small Business, Development & Tourism. “Keeping workers and the economic benefit they create right here in Delaware is a big win for Sallie Mae and the state.”
Sallie Mae is applying for a Delaware Strategic Fund Grant of up to $2.16 million. The reimbursements would be contingent on employment reports showing the new hires.
The Council on Financial Development will meet on July 24 at 9:00 a.m. to review the proposal.