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SOURCE Kansas City Area Development Council

Sedgwick LLP plans to hire 100 IT, HR, marketing and finance professionals

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- San Francisco-based Sedgwick LLP has selected Kansas City, Mo., for the firm's Shared Services Center, creating 100 information technology, human resources, marketing and financial services jobs. The firm is evaluating multiple office properties in downtown Kansas City.

"We are very excited to consolidate our global administrative operations and open a Shared Service Center in Kansas City, Missouri," said Michael Tanenbaum, chair of Sedgwick LLP. "Being located in the heart of the country, Kansas City offers us a unique opportunity to tap into a diverse and talented workforce in a vibrant and pro-business environment, thus allowing Sedgwick to better meet the evolving needs of our clients and our thirteen domestic and two international offices. For Sedgwick, Kansas City is an excellent fit."

Sedgwick evaluated multiple cities for the location of its shared services center, including Raleigh, N.C., and Indianapolis, Ind. The Kansas City area was chosen for its urban setting, operating costs, talent availability and quality as well as its central location.

"The Kansas City area is getting major buzz on the coasts as a great metropolitan community where companies like Sedgwick can hire and attract talented people," said Bob Marcusse, president and CEO, Kansas City Area Development Council. "I am so proud of our regional KC team for putting together a compelling solution that fit Sedgwick's unique needs."

About Sedgwick LLP
Sedgwick LLP is an international litigation and business law firm that provides counseling, risk management, litigation management, trial, appellate and transactional legal services to sophisticated corporate clients. Founded in 1933 as a three-person firm in San Francisco, Sedgwick now has more than 360 attorneys in offices around the world. Sedgwick's collective experience spans the globe and virtually every industry. www.sedgwicklaw.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. Called "America's Creative Crossroads," the region's distinctive qualities come from a confluence of artistry and innovation.  Kansas City and its corporations, universities and lifestyle assets are nationally ranked among the best places to work, innovate and explore. Contact KCADC to learn more about business and career opportunities in the Greater KC area. www.thinkKC.com 

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