HSBC North America joins HireVeterans.com
by Gordon Gates
HSBC North America, one of the top 10 financial services companies in the United States with assets approaching $300 billion, is actively seeking to hire U.S. Veterans. HSBC North America includes all of HSBC's U.S. and Canadian businesses, including HSBC Finance Corporation (formerly Household International) businesses, which were acquired in March, 2003. HSBC – North America brings with it a rich heritage of investment in corporate social responsibility programs and partnering and investing in the communities in which we operate.
HSBC Bank USA N.A., the United States subsidiary of the HSBC Holdings plc, is a bank with its head office in New York City. There are some 400 HSBC branches throughout New York in addition to some 20 to 25 branches in other states, including Florida and California. There was even a branch office on the ground floor of the World Trade Center in New York City.
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation acquired a 51% shareholding in Marine Midland Bank of New York State, headquartered in Buffalo, New York, in 1980 and extended to full ownership in 1987. The banks continued to operate under the Marine Midland name until 1998, when the branch offices were rebranded as HSBC Bank USA. After the acquisition of Republic National Bank in 1999, the head office of HSBC Bank USA moved from One HSBC Center in Buffalo to 452 Fifth Avenue, New York City, although the official headquarters are in Wilmington, Delaware.
HSBC Direct is HSBC's online site set to compete nationally with other Internet banks such as Citibank Direct, Emigrant Direct, GMAC Bank, ING Direct, and VirtualBank.
Marine Midland owned several prominent properties, including the Marine Midland Building at 140 Broadway in Manhattan, near the World Trade Center. Completed in 1967, this 52-story, 688 ft (209.7 m) highrise provides 1.2 million square feet (110,000 m²) of office space in lower Manhattan and is noted for the distinctive Noguchi's Cube sculpture at its entrance. One HSBC Center is the tallest building in Buffalo, and is noted for its open entry level, under which the Buffalo Metro Rail passes.
Also of note, Marine Midland had purchased naming rights to the Buffalo sports and entertainment venue constructed in 1996, the Marine Midland Arena, home of the Buffalo Sabres. Today, the venue is known as the HSBC Arena.
PRINCIPLES AND VALUES
Through loyal and committed employees who make lasting customer relationships and international teamwork easier to
achieve. The Five Core Business Principles at HSBC are (1) Outstanding customer service (2) Effective and efficient operations (3) Strong capital and liquidity (4) Conservative lending policy (5) Strict expense discipline
HSBC also operates according to certain Key Business Values:
- The highest personal standards of integrity at all levels;
- Commitment to truth and fair dealing;
- Hands-on management at all levels;
- Openly esteemed commitment to quality and competence;
- A minimum of bureaucracy;
- Fast decisions and implementation;
- Putting the Group's interests ahead of the individual's;
- The appropriate delegation of authority with accountability;
Fair and objective employer;
- A merit approach to recruitment/selection/promotion;
- A commitment to complying with the spirit and letter of all laws and regulations wherever we conduct our business;
- The promotion of good environmental practice and sustainable development and commitment to the welfare and development of each local community.
If you are eager to learn, grow and achieve, HSBC offers you a world of opportunity. Best in Class Benefits and Career Development Opportunities that reach out to U.S. Veterans making HSBC one of America's top employers