M&T Bank is looking to add employees in the technology department.

The bank is expected to add more than 1,000 new employees in the Western New York area over the next several years.

The first round of hiring will include 250 new hires by the end of 2019.

M&T Bank plans to hire more than 1,000 employees in Western New York over the next several years as the Buffalo-based bank invests in its technology development. The first 250 career opportunities are expected to be posted and filled by the end of this year.

Most of the hirings will be related to software and digital positions. All new employees will be eligible for the company's bonus plan, plus medical, dental, vision and life insurance