Blackhawk Network Announces The Grand Opening Of Service Center In Reno, Nevada

New service center creates more than 60 jobs for local Nevada residents


Pleasanton, CALIF. – March 12, 2013 – Blackhawk Network, Inc., a leading prepaid payment network headquartered in Pleasanton, California, announces the grand opening of its new service center in the South Meadows area of Reno, Nevada, which will support a number of Blackhawk Network functions, including call center support, customer service, fraud risk, IT and technology support and more. The grand opening ceremony will feature Reno Mayor Bob Cashell and take place at the new facility on March 12, 2013 at 12 p.m.

“Blackhawk Network is excited to announce the official opening of its first service center in the United States,” said Bill Tauscher, Blackhawk’s chief executive officer. “Our new facility will deploy state-of-the-art systems and deliver a world-class experience, while boosting the local economy.”

The opening of the Blackhawk service center has generated more than 60 local, full-and part-time employee positions in the Reno area. Blackhawk has a global workforce of more than 700 employees.

“It is exciting to see a company like Blackhawk add a business support center in the Reno/Sparks area. These quality jobs are a great fit for the region and attest to the quality of workforce and competitive business climate that will help Blackhawk be successful here,” said Mike Kazmierski, chief executive officer of the Economic Department Authority of Western Nevada.

Reno Mayor Bob Cashell and Blackhawk Network CEO Bill Tauscher will lead the ribbon cutting ceremony, alongside esteemed guests, officially opening Blackhawk’s service center in the United States. Mayor Cashell and Tauscher will be joined by EDAWN Chair Stephanie Kruse, EDAWN CEO Mike Kazmierski, Washoe County Commissioner, and Blackhawk Network CFO Jerry Ulrich.

About Blackhawk Network

Blackhawk Network, a subsidiary of Safeway Inc., is a leading prepaid payment network for consumers and businesses. The company’s Gift Card Mall™ offers the industry’s widest selection of prepaid gift cards from leading consumer, telecom and financial service brands. Gift Card Mall, with access to over 160 million customer visits each week, is available through a network of leading grocery stores, as well as big box, convenience, pharmacy, specialty stores, Internet retailers and mobile channels, including Headquartered in Pleasanton, California, Blackhawk Network, Inc. has offices in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Mexico and the United Kingdom. For more information about Blackhawk Network visit and


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