Wells Fargo & Co. confirmed Monday that it plans to hire 5,200 to 5,500 people a year becaues of nationwide growth in its brokerage, private banking and retirement businesses, The San Francisco Business Times reported. Bret Marshall, head of talent acquisition for Wells Fargo, recently shared the hiring figures in an interview with eFinancialCareers.com. The financial services company last week announced it would cut more than 2,300 mortgage positions, including 87 in Greater Des Moines. Marshall said the new round of hiring will include about 750 brokerage trainees, and that positions will be available in several California cities, Las Vegas, Chicago, Atlanta and the Northeast. The bank's map for building these businesses targeting the affluent isn't rocket science, he said. "It's pretty easy. You just follow the money," Marshall said.