Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thrivent plans 50 hires to beef up IT department ahead of retirements - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

WOW! I hope this is the end of the I/T doldrums we have all seen over the last 7-11 years!

Thrivent plans 50 hires to beef up IT department ahead of retirements - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Thrivent Financial is expanding its IT staff in preparation for a wave of retirements.

The Minneapolis-based financial institution expects to hire about 50 people this year, increasing the size of its 650-employee IT department by about 7 percent.

Paul Mueller, vice president and chief information officer for Thrivent, expects about half the new workers will be based at its Twin Cities offices, with the remainder at its operations in Appleton, Wis.

Thrivent is primarily recruiting for entry-level jobs, but also has mid-level positions open, he said. One of the company’s goals is to ensure young workers can gain expertise from veteran employees before they retire, Mueller said.

“There’s a lot to learn and that doesn’t happen over night," he said. "This is a conscious effort to start building the talent and experience and transferring the knowledge before it’s too late.”

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