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Credit card company to woo tech talent at Rangers-Yankees game, plans to hire on the spot

Credit One Bank has rented a suite that can hold up to 90 people and has been inviting talent through LinkedIn.

A Las Vegas-based financial services company has found a creative way to stand out in Dallas-Fort Worth’s competitive tech labor market.

Credit One Bank said it’s hosting a hiring event at Globe Life Field on Tuesday during a highly anticipated game that brings New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge to town to face the Rangers. Judge is chasing history and sits in a tie for most home runs by an American League player in a season.

The company rented a suite to accommodate up to 90 people and has been inviting prospective candidates through LinkedIn, said Todd Mayhew, senior vice president of human resources at Credit One Bank.

“This gives people a chance to network with senior leaders at the bank in an informal environment,” he said.

The company that helps people with low credit scores get access to credit used this strategy in Las Vegas previously and hired around a dozen new employees — some on the spot, Mayhew said.

“Hopefully, we can replicate that same success here,” he said.

Like many financial services companies, Credit One Bank has its sights set on Dallas as its next big hub, Mayhew said. At the start of the year, it did not have any employees in North Texas. It now has about 30 and hopes to be up to 35 by the end of the year, he said.

The company doesn’t have an office in Dallas yet, so all employees work remotely.

“It’s conceivable in the foreseeable future that we may potentially get real estate in [Dallas] for the workers here,” Mayhew said.

The company is looking for specific tech skills, including user experience design, user interface design, enterprise architects, Linux engineers and cloud infrastructure engineers, he said. The company doesn’t have a specific number of employees it is looking to hire in Dallas.

“The sky is the limit if we find a lot of talent,” he said. “We have no definitive number.”

The competition for tech talent among financial services companies has been heating up as the digital experience becomes most important to retaining customers. In April, Pittsburgh-based PNC announced it was opening its fourth U.S. tech hub in North Texas. Two weeks ago, Dallas-based Comerica said it’s setting up an innovation hub with 300 workers at The Star in Frisco.

Credit One’s hires will range from entry to senior level, with pay varying by experience, Mayhew said. The company, which has more than 1,000 full-time employees, has 150 open positions in the U.S..

Mayhew said Credit One can make the claim that in its 37-year history, it has never had an economic-related layoff. And it plans to continue adding hundreds of positions through 2023.

“I think that sets us apart from other financial players that are slowing down hiring or doing layoffs,” he said. “We are growing.”

The company has roughly 16 million credit card members and $10 billion in receivables, he said. Mayhew declined to provide revenue figures.

Credit One Bank, founded in 1984, isn’t a stranger to sports. The company is the official credit card of NASCAR, the Las Vegas Raiders and the Vegas Golden Knights.

It’s also the naming rights sponsor of Credit One Stadium in Charleston, S.C.

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