Capital One Financial Corp. said it plans to hire 1,000 new employees for its customer service operations in Tampa.

Capital One, which markets credit cards and other consumer products, now employs about 450 at its customer service call center in the Westshore district of Tampa.

Capital One Services Inc., the customer service unit, bought 71.4 acres near Tampa International Airport to build a new site, which can accommodate up to five buildings and as many as 4,000 employees.

Construction on the first building is to begin in late September.

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