ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - St. Louis is now a major information hub for the oldest company in North America.

The Hudson's Bay Company opened its newly expanded Information Services Technology Center Tuesday. The move creates 137 IT jobs.

HBC operates Hudson's Bay Department Stores, Lord and Taylor, and Home Outfitters.

Workers will provide IT support for retail and corporate operations in the United States and Canada.

"Because we knew the quality of professional executives we could get in the City of St. Louis. We already started very well along the way in our recruitment efforts and we have not been disappointed we have exceeded our expectations," said William Tracy with HBC.

Mayor Francis Slay calls this a win-win for the city. Not only are more than 100 good jobs coming downtown, the move also fills another vacant building.

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