AUBURN, Maine (AP) — TD Banknorth says it plans to open a new customer-service call center in Auburn that will employ up to 500 workers.

TD Banknorth announced Monday that it would invest $16 million in the center, which will be located at the Auburn Mall in space formerly occupied by a Steve & Barry’s clothing store.

Renovation will start later this year, with the opening planned in mid-2010.

Spokeswoman Jennifer Carlson said the new facility will create 300 new jobs, with another 200 jobs coming from another TD Banknorth facility in Lewiston.