Federated Department Stores Inc., Cincinnati, announced an expansion of its financial and credit services division.
The proprietary credit unit, based in Mason, Ohio, said the growth at facilities in Florida and Arizona will include as many as 900 new jobs, bringing their combined total to 2,300.
The company recently acquired two buildings in St. Petersburg, Fla., which will be linked to the southern regional credit services operation in Tampa.
Having recently acquired the Broadway Stores Inc., Federated is taking over and expanding its credit processing facilities in Tempe, Ariz., serving western stores.
The credit-related operations include new-account processing, credit authorization, customer service, and collections.