• KPMG TO ADD 175 IT POSITIONS IN ST. LOUIS

    Oct 20, 2015

    ST. LOUIS, Oct. 20 - KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, joined city and state officials today to announce that it plans to add 175 information technology jobs in St. Louis in the next three years. 

    The new technology professionals will join the 270 audit, tax and consulting employees in KPMG’s St. Louis office at 10 South Broadway.  The new positions, which will range from entry level to management, will be part of KPMG’s national technology organization.

    “I’m thrilled to announce our expanded presence in St. Louis,” said Karen Vangyia, KPMG’s St. Louis managing partner. “Our firm recognized the strengths that St. Louis offers in terms of a strong talent pool, and city and state officials welcomed us with open arms.  From all aspects, St. Louis made the most sense for our firm.”

    "Missouri's fiscal discipline, skilled workforce, and strong corporate community make it the ideal location for those working in the financial and technology sectors to grow," said Gov. Jay Nixon. "And home to one of the fastest growing tech hubs in the nation, KPMG will have access to a growing talent pool that possess the IT skills and knowledge the company needs to compete."

    St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay said, “I am very excited to welcome new employees to KPMG's growing workforce in Downtown St. Louis.  KPMG has been an important part of our local business community for over a century, and its decision to add tech jobs here reinforces our reputation as a technology hub.”

    KPMG expects to begin hiring immediately for the positions which will encompass a broad range of technology skills. The firm’s recruiting efforts will include local college graduates, veterans and experienced professionals. KPMG will offer training to ensure new employees have the requisite skills to perform at a high level and grow professionally.

    “Our technology organization provides innovative solutions that are critical to our firm’s ability to deliver high-quality services to our clients and our professionals,” said Harry Moseley, KPMG’s chief information officer. “St. Louis is an ideal location to expand our technology team and provides the geographic benefit of being in the central U.S. so that these new hires can support our professionals across multiple time zones.”

    In addition to the strong support from state and city officials, Vangyia also praised the efforts of local business development organizations, including the St. Louis Regional Chamber and St. Louis Economic Development Partnership.

    “KPMG has repeatedly demonstrated its unwavering commitment to St. Louis for many years and the company’s decision to add these information technology jobs underscores their support of and for our region,” said St. Louis Regional Chamber President and Chief Executive Officer Joe Reagan. “KPMG sets the standard for innovation and we couldn’t be more proud and pleased to have played a role in their decision to expand here in St. Louis.”

     About KPMG LLP

    KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (www.kpmg.com/us), is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG International’s member firms have 162,000 professionals, including more than 9,000 partners, in 155 countries.

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  • Business Conditions Survey

    Oct 16, 2015
    As we enter the final quarter of 2015, the St. Louis Regional Chamber reached out to member CEOs, CFOs, and business owners to gather private-sector insight on the region’s economic status and outlook.  Business executives provided an assessment of recent business activity in the nation, the region and their own companies as well as their expectations for 2016.  Most of the business community reported stable or increased activity over the last quarter and also have a positive outlook for 2016.  More than 80% of the respondents expect business activity in the nation, the region, and their company to be stable or increase in the coming year.  Click here to see the survey results.