400 jobs to come to downtown Wichita

Union Station (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Excitement from all-around Thursday as Faneuil announced its plans to open a call center in downtown Wichita, bringing more than 400 jobs to the city.

“It is because of our workforce that we are so attractive to these opportunities to come to Wichita,” says Mayor Jeff Longwell.

Something Faneuil VPs agree with.

“They had sustainable workforce, the skilled workforce that we need and competitive wages,” says Vice President of Technology Operations and Solutions Engineering, Arlin Ohmes.

They’re the latest to join the growing trend downtown.

Just recently Cargill unveiled their plan to build a $60 million facility right across from Old Town.

“Wichita is a great place to raise a family and an even better place to grow a business,” says Longwell.

Faneiul looks to breathe in new life to the area, and to a historical one at that.

“It is a great opportunity for us,” says Ohmes.

Ohmes says they plan to set their stakes in the Union Station.

He says they will work closely with the historical society as they begin the process of moving in and making it their home.

“We definitely want to keep a nice open feel of the space and being able to sustain the historical architecture,” says Ohmes.

And Ohmes says they’re looking forward to being a part of a vibrant and growing city.

“There is a lot to bring to the downtown area for new place, within walking distance for going out for breaks and for lunches and stuff like that. Plus there is plenty of opportunity for entertainment as well.”

Hourly wages for the positions will be $11.50.

Workforce Centers of South-Central Kansas will host a job fair related to the announcement Tuesday at the Wichita Workforce Center. The center is at 2021 North Amidon. The fair will run from noon to 5 p.m.

Participants must:

  1. Apply for the job on-line through Indeed.com – http://faneuil.com/careers/
  2. Register with Kansas Works.com – http://www.kansasworks.com/
  3. Reserve an interview time at FullSlate.com – https://faneuil14.fullslate.com

If all of the slots for the job fair fill up, there will be another hiring event scheduled in August.

— ORIGINAL STORY —

Courtesy Faneuil

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW & AP) – Wichita officials say an outsourcing firm plans to bring about 400 jobs to the city.

Mayor Jeff Longwell announced Thursday that Faneuil, a Virginia-based business services outsourcing firm will open a location in Wichita.

The company plans to eventually move to the Union Station area downtown.

“They have made the decision to come to Wichita, and they’re going to land in Union Station so we think that’s a great opportunity to see 400 additional employees in the heart of our city,” said Mayor Jeff Longwell.

The company says on its website that it employs about 5,500 people nationwide in more than 20 locations.

Workforce Centers of South-Central Kansas will host a job fair related to the announcement Tuesday at the Wichita Workforce Center. The center is at 2021 North Amidon. The fair will run from noon to 5 p.m.


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