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KC Employers Want to Hire You

by Jessica Palm | Aug 09, 2018

TeamKC, the Kansas City Area Development Council’s talent attraction and retention initiative, is partnering with the Platte County Economic Development Council and KC SmartPort to connect recently displaced talent with area employers in response to Harley-Davidson’s announcement of layoffs at its Kansas City plant.

Platte County is growing with area employers actively hiring, including:

Adient: a world-class automotive seating supplier.

Aviation Technical Services: one of the largest third-party, transport aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) providers in North America.

Blount International: a global manufacturer and marketer of replacement parts, equipment and accessories for the forestry, lawn, and garden; farm, ranch, and agriculture; and concrete cutting and finishing markets.

Challenge Manufacturing: a leading global Tier 1 supplier of complex safety-critical assemblies and engineered metal formed products to the automotive industry.

CVS Health: a distribution facility shipping pharmacy and front store product to CVS stores in the Midwest region.

Multivac: is the leading manufacturer worldwide of thermoforming packaging machines.

Pure Fishing: the leading global provider of fishing equipment and accessories, Pure Fishing is growing its distribution center.

To view a full listing of Platte County employers with current openings click here.  

Additional employers in the region also interested in connecting with this newly-available talent include:

Garmin International: an engineering and technology company that strives to develop innovative, high-quality, state-of-the-art products that inspire our customers in their adventures. 

Honeywell: In KC, Honeywell manages the Department of Energy's National Security Campus keeping the nation's nuclear stockpile safe, secure and reliable. 

Kansas City Southern Railroad: Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, KCS is a transportation holding company that has railroad investments in the U.S., Mexico and Panama. 

Magna International / LMV Automotive Systems: a leading global Tier 1 automotive supplier.  

TeamKC is encouraging any active job seeker impacted by these layoffs to leverage our resource, KC Career Network (KCCN). This free resume sharing platform and resource guide for individuals seeking job opportunities in the Kansas City area is actively used by more than 250 employers across the region representing all industries.

If you are a recently displaced employee and would like to share your qualifications with our network of more than 800 recruiters in the area, please submit your resume to

Know that only the resumes of active job seekers will be uploaded to KCCN and that by submitting your resume, you will be exposing your talents and professional experience to a broad network of recruiters at major companies in the region.

To learn more about TeamKC, please visit For any questions, please contact Jessica Palm.

About the Platte County Economic Development Council: 
The Platte County Economic Development Council is a non-profit corporation with a mission to promote, enhance and grow economic development in Platte County, Missouri. We work hard to improve the business sector, the workforce environment and the quality of life in our communities. Through our work with key economic development partners, Platte County EDC works on business retention, attraction and expansion. In 2017, we contributed to the creation of more than 1,000 jobs, $179 million in private investment and the occupation of over 800,000 square-feet of space.

About KC SmartPort:
KC SmartPort is a non-profit economic development organization that works to attract freight-based companies, such as manufacturing, distribution and warehouses, to the 18 county, bi-state Kansas City region. KC SmartPort is affiliated with the Kansas City Area Development Council, the regional economic development organization for the 18-county Kansas City metro.

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