Kansas City Companies Take Advantage of World-Class Talent as Missouri Begins to Reopen

Missouri is open for business.

That is the message Missouri is telling the world, as today marks the first day of Governor Mike Parson’s “Show Me Strong Recovery” plan, and businesses are taking notice.

In Kansas City, Missouri, the USDA is looking for local talent to help fill openings in its National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the Economic Research Service. The agency is hosting virtual career expos to help fill openings for economists, geographers, accountants and grant, financial and communications specialists, among others.

NIFA Director Scott Angle said Kansas City had been a “fruitful recruiting ground” for the agency.

“NIFA has the feel of a startup company right now,” said Angle. “We don’t just need people with agricultural science backgrounds. We need people with budget, finance and accounting experience. We need people with grants management skills. We need communicators. We’re hiring from the entry level to the Senior Executive Service level.”

Internet, phone and television provider Spectrum is adding 185 new positions at its mobile call center in Kansas City. Call center workers will help customers with billing and account management along with technical support and data transfers.

Additionally, Cerner Corp., Kansas City’s largest private employer, is continuing its long running hiring spree. The healthcare IT company is looking to fill more than 300 open positions in the area.

“Cerner continues to actively recruit talent in Kansas City and across the globe for a broad range of skill sets,” said Cerner Spokeswoman Anamarie Rebori Simmons. “Of course, we continually evaluate open positions with business needs and align accordingly.”

While Missouri is taking a cautious approach in its reopening process, our access to highly skilled talent and leadership in industries including agtech, advanced manufacturing, logistics, health innovation and more, are making the Show Me State a prime location for businesses looking to grow.

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