AUBURN, Maine — Gov. John Baldacci says TD Bank is helping boost the Maine economy by opening a new call center in Auburn that is expected create 500 jobs by next year.
Baldacci helped celebrate the center’s grand opening on Friday.
TD Bank highlighted the “green” aspects of the call center. The company is seeking LEED Gold certification in keeping with its announcement this year that it’s committed to a carbon neutral footprint.
TD Bank officials say the new call center will use less water and electricity than conventional buildings, and that it was built with recycled and regionally manufactured materials.
Once the call center reaches full capacity, TD Bank will be employing nearly 3,000 Mainers at its banks, operations centers and co-headquarters in Portland.
CORRECTION: An earlier headline on this story was incorrect. The call center is expected to create 500 jobs.