KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- KCnext - The Technology Council of Greater Kansas City - is launching a new tool for tech job seekers at TechWeek New York: www.ChuteKC.com. In its first month, more than 40 growing Kansas City companies including Cerner, Garmin, Sprint and DST Systems have listed over 150 high tech and engineering positions on the new site; that number is growing daily.
More than a job board, Chute offers information about each company's culture, the region's technology scene and Kansas City's lifestyle assets. The site is designed with visual information to help job seekers envision themselves living in Kansas City and working at a specific company.
"We're one of the only regions promoting available jobs at TechWeek New York this week," says Ryan Weber, president of KCnext, who has a booth at the TechWeek hiring fair on Friday. "We believe our new tool will attract attention from talented professionals seeking a cool, yet very livable city in the Midwest that is home to Google Fiber, the Kauffman Foundation and thousands of tech companies."
TechWeek New York serves as the national launch of Chute; the program will be marketed to tech talent of all levels in the first quarter of 2016.
KCnext represents Kansas City's tech industry, a diverse ecosystem anchored by multinational corporations and driven by innovative entrepreneurs, with industry footholds in health care IT, telecommunications, digital media and more. KCnext's mission is to make Kansas City a leading destination for technology companies and professionals. www.kcnext.com
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. Cisco Systems has announced that Kansas City will become its next "Smart City" – transforming its downtown into a lab of connectivity through Wi-Fi and telecom sensors. www.thinkKC.com
SOURCE Kansas City Area Development Council