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TeamKC initiative works to attract young professionals to the area



The Kansas City Area Development Council and local companies competing for young professional talent have a collaborative new recruitment tool designed to expose out-of-town recruits to anything they could want to know about the area’s business, cultural and economic assets.

The initiative, called TeamKC: Life+Talent, aims to tell “the real Kansas City story,” according to Jessica Nelson, TeamKC’s managing director.

That story has been convincing. Not only do corporate recruiters think they’re winning more recruits, they say those who move here are more likely to plant roots.

Corporate recruiters who have joined the TeamKC advisory board said the collaborative recruiting efforts have produced an interesting dynamic that they don’t see duplicated in any other metro area.

Read more: Kansas City Star

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