Thousands of new job openings have been reported across the country in the banking industry, with companies Chase and Capital One leading the way in planning to increase national hiring in the coming months.

Capital One plans to add about 500 jobs to Delaware by the end of the year, according to Delaware Online, in a wide variety of positions ranging from customer service to software development. The company's overall Delaware workforce is expected to rise to 2,100 if all open jobs are filled, with indications they may eventually employ as many as 5,000 people in the state overall.

Employees with specific skills in a multitude of fields are desired by the bank for their newly open positions, from customer-focused entry level jobs to highly technical ones requiring degrees. There are 43,500 total Delaware workers in financial services.

Nationwide and globally, Chase currently has more than 4,000 openings across 15 different sections of their company, with sales and branch banking listed as two of the most active hiring sectors, according to eFinancial Careers. Employees with strong technical skills and licenses are highly desired, as well as military veterans.

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