Canada-based Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD Bank) said Wednesday it plans to hire more than 2,000 tech workers in 2022, with a focus on key skills in new technologies like the cloud , development operations, machine learning and automation.

Hirings come as bank wants to focus more on digital and aims to stimulate investment by helping to fuel the future of banking for customers.

Greg Keeley, senior executive vice president, platforms and technology, said as the bank continues to evolve the customer experience, growing and empowering skilled technology talent will be key to the bank’s overall strategy becoming an organization future-oriented.

Keeley said the bank’s technology strategy includes accelerating public cloud-based technologies, which accelerate the delivery of new digital products and services to customers and enable colleagues to collaborate in new ways.

Keeley further said the bank is also working to train its current employees in the necessary skills, and sees its focus on developing existing talent as part of its appeal to recruits.

The bank has also partnered with universities and technology network organizations to help with recruitment and ensure diversity in hiring.

Keeley said talent takes up about 30% of his time and expects his division leaders to devote the same amount of time to the effort as well.

“It’s undeniably an incredibly competitive landscape as financial services compete with Big Tech and Fintech for the best talent in the industry,” Keeley said. “As we continue to transform the Bank, our technology-savvy colleagues have a unique opportunity to practice their craft while deepening and broadening their expertise.”

TD Bank is the 5th largest bank in North America by assets and serves more than 26 million customers worldwide. The Bank also ranks among the world’s leading online financial services companies, with more than 15 million active online and mobile customers.

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