Governor Laura Kelly Announces 450 New Jobs in Overland Park
May 13, 2021
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TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today applauded the announcement that TTEC Holdings, Inc., a world leader in global digital customer experience technology and services, will create 450 new jobs in Overland Park.
The company is initially creating work-from-home positions to ultimately be housed within a new office location being built in Overland Park. These positions will be a hybrid of on-site and remote work.
“TTEC Holdings will bring 450 new, high-paying jobs to Overland Park and will enhance our ability to attract new, cutting-edge businesses and talent to our state,” said Governor Laura Kelly. “We’ll continue making strategic investments in our foundation and business recruitment tools to ensure Kansas becomes the tech-hub of the Midwest. I look forward to TTEC’s partnership as our economy continues to recover from COVID-19.”
The company works with businesses around the world to assist with customer experiences through digital enhancements, including cloud storage services, improved analytics, machine learning and more. TTEC is hiring immediately for licensed property or casualty insurance agents, as well as those interested in becoming agents, with plans for continued growth throughout 2021.
TTEC will use its AI-enabled learning and performance program to rapidly train candidates with preexisting customer service experience. This training will help job candidates reach an average earning potential of to up to $19 per hour.
“This is a major victory for TTEC and for Overland Park,” Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland said. “TTEC’s commitment to training will improve conditions for clients, employees and the community. In addition to hundreds of new, high-quality jobs, TTEC will contribute to the growing sophistication and technological innovation synonymous with Overland Park and the rest of the Kansas City region. Companies like this are a perfect fit with our state’s new Framework for Growth, and they make our state a global destination for creative businesses.”
“We’re thrilled to welcome TTEC to Overland Park,” Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach said. “The addition of 450 jobs to our community reinforces Overland Park as a hub for companies seeking technology innovation, a dynamic and diverse culture and highly skilled workforce.”
“TTEC’s use of AI-based technology to offer on-site and remote work options for its employees is a tremendous benefit to the Kansas City region’s workforce,” said Jill McCarthy, senior vice president of corporate attraction at the Kansas City Area Development Council. “We look forward to seeing TTEC’s long-term growth and success in our region.”
“Our people are our most valuable assets and are a primary driver of the phenomenal results we experienced over the past year,” said Darryl Prater, senior vice president of global service delivery at TTEC. “What makes Kansas City such an attractive location for TTEC is the thriving technology scene, its cultural diversity and its focus on education. We are thrilled to be opening a new location in Overland Park and are committed to making these jobs as accessible as possible to a diverse talent pool who will undoubtedly add to TTEC’s exceptional employee culture.”
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TTEC Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEC) is one of the largest global CX (customer experience) technology and services innovators for end-to-end, digital CX solutions. The Company delivers leading CX technology and operational CX orchestration at scale through its proprietary cloud-based CXaaS (Customer Experience-as-a-Service) platform. Serving iconic and disruptive brands, TTEC’s outcome-based solutions span the entire enterprise, touch every virtual interaction channel, and improve each step along the customer journey. Leveraging next-gen digital and cognitive technology, the Company’s Digital business designs, builds, and operates omnichannel contact center technology, conversational messaging, CRM, automation (AI / ML and RPA), and analytics solutions. The Company’s Engage business delivers digital customer engagement, customer acquisition & growth, content moderation, fraud prevention, and data annotation solutions. Founded in 1982, the Company’s singular obsession with CX excellence has earned it leading client NPS scores across the globe. The Company’s nearly 61,000 employees operate on six continents and bring technology and humanity together to deliver happy customers and differentiated business results. To learn more, visit ttec.com.
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