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Bank of America hires for finance jobs in Rhode Island

Bank of America said this week it is recruiting for dozens of finance jobs in Rhode Island among other locations.

The banking giant is also hiring for finance jobs in Boston, and other locales.

The company previously said it would hire 1,000 small business bankers across the nation by mid-2012.

Now the bank is hiring more than 50 small business bankers in New England to provide guidance and counsel to local small business owners, it said in a press release.

These bankers bankers will consult with small business owners at their place of business and assess their companies’ deposit, credit and cash management needs.

These new hires will support the unique needs of small business owners in the following regions:

Massachusetts – 32 hires, including 13 in Greater Boston.
Connecticut – 14 hires.
Rhode Island – 5 hires.

“For well over 200 years, New England has been a pioneer of entrepreneurial innovation, and Bank of America is proud to be supporting the region’s entrepreneurial heritage,” said Bob Gallery, Massachusetts president for Bank of America. “Our small business bankers will provide business owners in New England with the tools they need to continue to be the engine that drives our local and national economy forward.”

“Our bankers spend the time needed with each of our clients to fully understand their deposit, credit, payroll and cash management needs, while serving as a conduit to experts across the Bank of America franchise,” said Raj Kochhar, Small Business Banking region executive for the Northeast. “They can help small business owners with complex issues ranging from commercial real estate needs to providing the right retirement solutions for themselves and their employees.”