Gov. Colyer announces addition of 1,000 new jobs in Overland Park

Colyer is scheduled to make an announcement at about 9 a.m. at what used to be the “French Market” area, located on the northeast corner of 95th Street and Metcalf Avenue. (AP)

Gov. Jeff Colyer joined leaders from Shamrock Trading Corporation in Overland Park to announce a major expansion will create over 1000 new jobs at an average wage of approximately $56,000.

“This is incredible news for both Overland Park and the entire state of Kansas,” Colyer said. “These are high-quality jobs with an average salary of $56,000, and will provide great-paying career opportunities for over 1000 Kansans. Our state is thrilled to have great partners like Shamrock who are committed to creating high-quality jobs right here in Kansas and we hope to continue this incredible relationship for decades to come.”

Shamrock has offices in several cities outside of Kansas and considered other states for this expansion. According to the Kansas Department of Commerce, Kansas’ great business climate and talented workforce played a key role in landing this project.

“The Department of Commerce stands ready to assist companies in their growth objectives, and we congratulate Shamrock on its continued success serving the business community and exploring new markets,” said Robert North, interim Commerce Secretary.

Shamrock Trading Corporation recently announced the purchase of 30 acres of property at the northeast corner of 95th Street and Metcalf Avenu in Overland Park. Though no plans have been finalized, the land could be used to build multiple office towers for the company’s growing base of employees, which has skyrocketed by 175-percent over the past three years.

“This location could be ideal for the expansion of our current campus,” said Tom Sullivan, COO and spokesman for Shamrock. “Shamrock has its roots here in this community. For three straight years we’ve been named one of the Best Places to Work in Kansas City because we genuinely care about our people. If they’re happy, we’re happy.”

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