Barclaycard US, the payments business of Barclays in the United States, expanded its operations in Henderson and plans to hire 300 new employees over the next year.
The growth came less than two years after Barclaycard officially opened its customer contact center in Henderson in February 2014.
Barclaycard, a Wilmington, Del.-based global payment business, helps consumers, retailers and businesses make and take payments flexibly, and access short-term credit and point-of-sale finance.
Barclaycard celebrated its Phase II expansion on Nov. 12 by holding a ribbon-cutting event with company executives, elected officials and local dignitaries at its location at 2290 Corporate Circle in the Green Valley Corporate Center in Henderson. Since opening locally, about 1,000 people have been hired.
“We have been thrilled by our experience in Southern Nevada and are pleased to continue being a strong business partner in the community,” chief operating officer Patrick Wright said in a statement. “Our workforce comprises great experience and quick learners who appreciate what our company has to offer as an employer. They are all strong believers in enhancing customer service.”
Colleagues at the Henderson center provide inbound telephone support for customers of the Barclaycard partnerships as well as Barclaycard-branded programs, including the Barclaycard Arrival card, which launched two years ago.
Barclaycard issues credit cards with 35 travel, retail and financial institution partners and also offers payment cards featuring the Barclaycard brand. The business also offers an online savings account and CDs.
Barclaycard continues to hire and train new employees for the center. The positions are full time and include benefits such as health insurance, dental insurance, vision coverage and a 401K plan with matching corporate contributions. For more information on available positions and employment opportunities, please visit joinbarclays.com.
Spanish TV halts news
KMCC-TV, the MundoMax affiliate in Las Vegas, has cut its news operations, according to Christopher Roman, president and chief executive officer.
In a Nov. 13 statement, Roman said, “Unfortunately, business conditions are such that we, like many stations in this and other markets, have been forced to trim our operations and halt our news operations for now. All other programming continues, along with our commercial services for advertisers.”
MundoMax, an American Spanish-language broadcast television network that is owned by RCN TelevisiÃ³n, launched two years ago as a twice-nightly weekday newscast.
“As we say goodbye to our very talented news team, I’m mindful that never have I been prouder and more honored to work with such a great team,” Roman said in a statement. “Our stations continue with our other programming, as mentioned. We’ll keep you posted on further developments. These are challenging times for everyone, but we will persevere.”
According to Media Moves, approximately 20 news and production staff members lost their jobs. â
Solutions Recovery expands
Solutions Recovery Inc., a Las Vegas-based addiction treatment center, launched several initiatives aimed to expand and improve services for clients across Southern Nevada.
These efforts include opening a new, on-campus laboratory for drug and alcohol testing, creating an intensive outpatient program in Downtown Las Vegas and launching two new levels of care for clients with unique treatment needs.
Solutions Recovery’s alcohol- and drug-testing laboratory, which opened at its Wellness Campus, 2975 S. Rainbow Blvd., tests for 40 various drugs, including alcohol as well as new and evolving designer drugs.
The organization’s new program in Downtown Las Vegas, located at 1000 N. Main Street, #200, is designed for working professionals who seek addiction treatment while still maintaining their day-to-day lives. The program offers comprehensive services, including detox, group therapy, individual therapy and continued care planning.
Solutions Recovery also offers two new levels of care: Level 3.7 Adult Medically Monitored Intensive Outpatient Services and 3.7-WM Adult Medically Monitored Withdrawal Management.
Level 3.7 programs provide a planned and structured regimen of 24-hour professionally directed evaluation, observation, medical monitoring and addiction treatment in an inpatient setting. This level serves clients whose subacute biomedical, emotional, behavioral and cognitive issues are severe enough to warrant inpatient treatment, but not full hospitalization or a medically managed inpatient treatment program.
Level 3.7-WM programs provide 24-hour evaluation and withdrawal management for patients whose withdrawal symptoms require this extent of inpatient care. Medical and nursing professionals provide care under a defined set of physician-approved policies and physician-monitored procedures or clinical protocols.
“Solutions Recovery has long provided valuable services for addiction treatment in Las Vegas, and these new initiatives significantly expand our ability to treat a wide range of community members in need,” David Marlon, president of Solutions Recovery, said in a statement. “We look forward to providing the highest quality of care through these extended resources.