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News : Lenexa Firm Places Call for 500 Kansas City Jobs
Lenexa, KS, July 22, 2014 -- A large office expansion is accompanying a huge hiring effort by Alliance Data Systems Corp.'s Lenexa office.
As part of a 33,000-square-foot expansion plan, the company will hire 200 people in the area by the end of the year and create about 500 jobs in the next three years.
"Overall, it stems from the tremendous growth we've had as an organization," said Brenden Steffens, Alliance Data's Lenexa site leader, "knowing that we're going to need to continue to hire in the Kansas City market, and in general as a company, that drove the decision to expand the facility here."
The jobs largely will fill the company's need for customer service staffers who focus on customer inquiries about retailers' credit cards. Based in Plano, Texas, Alliance Data partners with various retail brands to increase customer loyalty though data-driven marketing.
Located at 8035 Quivira Road, the Lenexa office expansion adds about one third more space, Steffens said, bringing the total to about 100,000 square feet. He said that Alliance Data now employs about 520 area residents, a number he hopes will grow to 1,000 by 2018.
"There's nothing we can do better for the community and the Kansas City metro area than adding good jobs," Steffens said. "As part of this, you'll just be seeing us out there a lot more because we'll have a bigger presence and we'll continue to stay active."
In March, Alliance Data reached out to Sprint to hire some of the roughly 200 people recently laid off from its Overland Park call center. Without offering specific figures, Steffens said the company did hire some of the displaced Sprint staffers.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2014