Friday, March 20, 2009

U.S. Bank Home Mortgage adding 300 jobs

By Keith Lawrence
Published: Friday, March 20, 2009 3:41 PM CDT

U.S. Bank Home Mortgage announced plans Friday to add 300 jobs to its Owensboro operations and build a new 50,000-square-foot single-story office building in Highland Pointe.

The news comes one day after the state announced that Daviess County’s unemployment rate hit a 17-year-high of 8.6 percent in January.

The new jobs, to be added over a period of months, will bring the company’s total employment in Owensboro to more than 1,100 people — and make U.S. Bank Home Mortgage the county’s largest private employer.