American Express to add to Phoenix campus, relocate 3,000 jobs there

Nov 22, 2017, 10:29 AM

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PHOENIX — American Express plans to add to its site near Scottsdale, relocating thousands of jobs from a neighboring center to a new building in a couple of years.

The financial-services company was expected to start digging on the Desert Ridge project next year.

The building should be open in 2019.

McGough Construction’s website showed design prototypes for a central services building at the multi-structure facility.

About 3,000 work for the service center near Interstate 17 and Loop 101. Those jobs will shift east to another company campus near Union Hills Drive and Loop 101.

The Desert Ridge campus, which the company owns, takes up 94 acres, which includes a corporate building, data communications and a health center.

New York-based American Express employees in the Valley are in customer care, engineering, fraud, virtual travel, sales, business data and compliance, among others.

The Arizona Republic reported that staff learned of the plans last week. The paper noted that American Express was the 20th-largest employer — excluding government jobs — in the state.

The Phoenix Business Journal reported that statewide there were about 7,000 employees for the company.

Great Place to Work online rated the firm 13th-best U.S. workplace in the financial services category for 2017.

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