MO: Virgin Mobile USA Selects Kansas City for New HQ, 50 New Jobs
18 Jul, 2016
Virgin Mobile USA announced it has selected Kansas City, Missouri, for the company’s new headquarters as it re-launches its brand under Sprint. The company plans to hire a wide range of 50 positions by the end of this year.
A search for premier talent has begun among all industries – including executive-level positions – to join an entrepreneurial team as part of the Virgin Mobile brand’s re-launch. Roles range from career professional to executive roles across most disciplines, but primarily focused in marketing, customer experience delivery, and website design and management. Innovative, talented individuals who think differently and like to work hard are encouraged to visit the Virgin Mobile Career Site for a list of available positions.
“Kansas City has an emphasis on entrepreneurship and technology, especially in the downtown and Crossroads area, which fits exactly with the direction for the new Virgin Mobile,” said Dow Draper, Virgin Mobile USA CEO. “It is a vibrant place to live and work, giving us the ability to attract a world-class team with experience across multiple industries to become part of the global Virgin family.”
Virgin Mobile expects to identify office space in downtown Kansas City, Mo., as soon as possible with occupancy expected by the end of 2016.
“The Kansas City market competed with several major metro areas for Virgin Mobile USA’s new headquarters,” said Tim Cowden, president and CEO, Kansas City Area Development Council, which helped attract Virgin Mobile USA to KC. “Dynamic technology companies that want to grow and thrive in today’s economy should definitely have Kansas City on their radar.”
About Virgin Mobile USA Evolution
The Virgin Mobile USA evolution will bring the “Virgin Way” to wireless and will challenge the status quo by providing services beyond just talk, text and data access. The brand evolution will launch groundbreaking, best-in-class services to reach new market segments for Sprint. Expect more information about this brand transformation in the coming months.
About Greater Kansas City
Home to 2.5 million people, the Kansas City region offers the benefits of more than 50 unique communities and 18 counties in Kansas and Missouri. As “America’s Creative Crossroads,” the region’s distinctive qualities come from a confluence of artistry and technology innovation. Google selected the Kansas City metro for the roll-out of its Google Fiber service, which provides internet speeds at up to one gigabit per second. www.thinkKC.com.