OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Dec 17, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- U.S. Bank plans to bring more than 1,100 new jobs to the Kansas City
metropolitan area, starting in the second quarter of 2010 when U.S. Bank
will open a new Service Center in Overland Park. The U.S. Bank Service
Center will be located at 12800 Foster St.
"This new U.S. Bank Service Center illustrates our growth and commitment
to the Kansas City metropolitan area in the form of new jobs and a new
future for this existing facility, which previously housed another
company," said Mark Jorgenson, president of U.S. Bank in Kansas City.
"U.S. Bank selected the Kansas City area after an extensive national
search. At the end of the day, U.S. Bank was excited and impressed with
the labor quality in the Kansas City area, and we expect to draw top
rate job applicants from the Kansas City metro. We are grateful for the
support of the Overland Park City Council and Mayor, the Kansas City
Area Development Council (KCADC) and the State of Kansas. The service
center will provide good local jobs and will provide outstanding service
to U.S. Bank customers."
The U.S. Bank Service Center in Overland Park will be one of the bank's
largest service centers. U.S. Bank currently has service centers located
in Cincinnati; Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; Denver; Fargo, N.D.; Milwaukee;
Portland, Ore.; St. Louis; and St. Paul, Minn.
"This is an exciting day for Kansas," said Governor Mark Parkinson of
Kansas. "U.S. Bank is a global leader that could have chosen to locate
this facility anywhere in the country, but chose Kansas because of our
pro-business policies and highly skilled workforce. These are the assets
we will continue to protect as we find responsible solutions to our
current economic challenges."
"This week has been just what the local economy needs - more jobs," said
Carl Gerlach, Mayor of Overland Park. "Jobs are a crucial component of
any successful community. In Overland Park, we are focused on bringing
in new jobs. If we have high quality, good paying jobs, we will continue
to be a destination for families and businesses, and remain a vibrant
and prosperous city. U.S. Bank's selection of Overland Park for its
customer service center brings more economic opportunity for residents
and businesses. With more than 1,100 new jobs, Overland Park, Johnson
County and metropolitan Kansas City all benefit. As Mayor, I want to
thank Overland Park Economic Development Council, the Kansas Department
of Commerce, KCP&L and the KCADC for their valuable partnership and
The hiring of new U.S. Bank employees for the new service center is
planned to begin by the end of the second quarter of 2010. Additional
new U.S. Bank employees completing various functions supporting numerous
products will continue to be added throughout the remainder of the year.
The new employees will be joined by 130 U.S. Bank Multi-Service Aviation
employees who currently work at another location in Overland Park.
Continued employment growth is projected to continue in the service
center over the next four years or throughout 2013.
"It is rare to have the opportunity to compete for 1,100 new jobs even
in the best of economic times," said Robert Marcusse, president and
chief executive officer of the KCADC. "It was a pleasure to work with
U.S. Bank and we are thrilled to welcome this new investment to the
Kansas City region."
Additional employees from multiple lines of business within U.S. Bank
will continue to move into the service center through the end of 2013. A
total of 1,300 U.S. Bank employees will work inside the five-story,
185,178 square-foot service center. U.S. Bank will be the only company
to occupy the building.
"The U.S. Bank decision to invest in Overland Park - and the metro
community at-large - represents an extraordinary level of commitment to
their operations and strategic market focus. We are very happy to have
these jobs in our community, and we are confident that Overland Park's
high quality workforce and location offerings will help them achieve
their corporate goals," said Lavern Squier, senior vice president of
economic development, Overland Park Chamber of Commerce.
U.S. Bank continues to work with the Overland Park City Council and the
State of Kansas to conclude its efforts. In the coming months U.S. Bank
will have more information on how people can apply for employment at www.usbank.com.
U.S. Bank operates 42 branches in the Kansas City metropolitan area,
including a new branch in Liberty, Mo. U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with
$265 billion in assets as of Sept. 30, 2009, is the parent company of
U.S. Bank, the sixth largest commercial bank in the United States. The
company operates 3,002 banking offices in 25 states and 5,170 ATMs and
provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance,
investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers,
businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.
SOURCE: U.S. Bank
Steve Dale, Media Relations, 612-303-0784
Amy Frantti, Media Relations, 612-303-0733