KAYSVILLE - The old Barnes Banking Company headquarters in downtown Kaysville will soon see its parking lot more full with cars, again.
That’s because the building, at 33 S. Main, will be the home for 100 high-tech jobs connected with Zions First National Bank, which now is housed in the building.
Some 100 professional-level technology jobs in Zions Bancorporation’s Technology, Operations and Support (TOPS) division will relocate from West Valley City to the Kaysville site, a press release from the bank said.
A public open house was held earlier this week to celebrate the move. Among those who spoke were Kaysville Mayor Steve Hiatt, Zions Chairman and CEO Harris Simmons and Zions Bank President and CEO Scott Anderson.
“The move reinforces Zions’ commitment to be the premier employer of choice by expanding our technology footprint into Northern Utah," said Simmons. He is a Kaysville native.
“Because many of these jobs offer competitive pay to talented high-tech workers, we believe it will infuse growth in the local economy,” he said.
“This is a real deal on so many levels,” said Davis Chamber of Commerce President Jim Smith. “Zions Bank is one of the chamber’s most staunch supporters, and this is bringing 100 new jobs to Davis County.”
When the Kaysville building served as headquarters for Barnes, it reportedly housed up to 200 employees. The bank was shut down in January, 2010 by state and federal banking officials. It was Davis County’s oldest and largest independent bank, having been founded in 1891 by John Barnes in Kaysville.
Zions Bank is Utah’s oldest, founded in 1873. It has 101 branches in Utah and 26 in Idaho, including many throughout Davis County