Wells Fargo has hired nearly 600 people for similar positions in the region since its purchase of Wachovia at the end of 2008.
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The $12.5 billion acquisition more than doubled the size of Wells Fargo, which has the biggest retail branch network in the United States.
Wells Fargo is the nation's fourth-largest bank by assets, and according to its website employs about 280,000 people.
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Wells Fargo has $1.3 trillion in assets. Its shares were down 0.5 percent at $31.74 in early afternoon trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
(Reporting by Clare Baldwin and Jonathan Stempel; and Andre Grenon)