KANSAS CITY, Mo—Today the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) announced that DST, a leading global technology, strategic advisory, and operations outsourcing company, is expanding in Kansas City, Mo. with plans to create 415 new jobs.
“This is a big win for our state and Missouri families,” said Gov. Eric Greitens. “This company operates in a fast-paced and growing industry and needs the right team to stay ahead of the game. DST and many other growing companies are finding that the best workforce is right here in Missouri.”
DST was founded over 40 years ago and has since grown to a company that employs approximately 7,900 people nationwide and operates in the financial and healthcare sectors. DST’s planned recruitment will add jobs to both its healthcare segment through Argus and financial services segment through ALPS Alternative Investment Services. DST already has a large presence in Kansas City, Mo., including its global headquarters in downtown and several other processing centers located throughout the state.
“We are excited to announce plans to hire in Missouri as it fits well into our overall growth objective,” said Jeremy May, President of ALPS Alternative Investment Services. “The combination of DST’s presence in Kansas City and Missouri’s stable economic base, we feel this expansion will be best for our clients.”
“Missouri is home to great universities and we feel there is readily available talent,” said Marc Palmer, President and Chief Operating Officer for Argus, which is part of DST’s Healthcare Segment. “Great talent, along with the state's business development programs, will be beneficial for not only our clients, but our shareholders as well.”
Kansas City is home to the University of Missouri-Kansas City, which has one of the top engineering schools in the Midwest. Kansas City was also one of the first communities to have Google fiber and was recently ranked fourth on ZipRecruiter's (link is external) "Best Cities for Job Seekers."
“This news marks an exciting development in a decades-long relationship between DST and Kansas City. This will mean 415 new, good-paying jobs with a company that embodies innovation, and represents the best of corporate citizenship,” said Kansas City Mayor Sly James.