Citi, one of the biggest global financial institutions, is planning to further increase employment in its operating center in the capital city of Warmia and Mazury this year. Despite the pandemic and the challenges resulting from the epidemic-induced restrictions, the group continues its development in Olsztyn – accelerates recruitment and nearly doubles its prior assumptions.
By the end of 2021, Citi is going to increase employment in the center by over 30 percent versus 2020 levels. Thus, the increase in the number of employees will exceed the plans for 2020-21.
For us, Olsztyn is a city with great potential and a location where we want to and will develop, said Kevin Murray, head of Citi Solutions Center Poland. Our existing and prospective employees have an opportunity to gain experience in an international institution and work on global projects in an institution that operates in accordance with such values as equality, diversity and inclusivity.
The company is looking for qualified applicants with good English speaking and writing skills, who want to develop their professional skills in an international environment.
With the goal to create inspiring working conditions for the growing number of its employees, Citi rented almost 10,000 m2 in the most modern office building in Olsztyn – the Centaurus complex. Citi will occupy six out of its eight floors; and, its employees can use the neighboring bike parks, shops, POS and food services. The move to the new office space is scheduled for the end of Q1 2021.
Active in 160 countries and jurisdictions, Citigroup chose Olsztyn as the seat of its clearing center in 2000. In Olsztyn, there has already been a Citi Solutions Center established in 2005, which forms, together with its equivalent in Warsaw, one of the most dynamic companies in the sector in Poland. For many years Citi has actively participated in the life of local communities through, among others, cooperation with the University of Warmia and Mazury. This year, Citi became the sponsor of the Athlete Competition in Warmia and Mazury, organized by Gazeta Olsztyńska. Moreover, for 3 years the bank has been a partner of the BabaFest festival.
Last year, with the help of the PCPM Foundation and thanks to the funds donated by the Citi Foundation, the Voivodeship Specialist Hospital in Olsztyn and the Independent Public Healthcare Facility of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration with Warmia and Mazury Oncology Centre in Olsztyn received respirators and personal protection equipment, such as face masks, protective visors, coats and protective suits. During the first days of the pandemic, the group delivered warm meals to the paramedics in Olsztyn and provided computers to children living in the region.