Tuesday, Nov. 13 2012 5:19PM
Three hundred new jobs coming to Lee’s Summit via USCIS
By Toriano Porter
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will start its move into Rosana Square in Overland Park, Kan. at the end of the month and the shift will have a ripple effect in Lee’s Summit.
The 106,215 square foot lease will serve as an administrative processing center for USCIS, which currently employs about 1,900 federal workers and contractors in two locations in Lee’s Summit.
One of those facilities houses the agency’s National Benefits Center. The new Overland Park facility located at 7600 West 119th Street will be an extension of that center.
USCIS expects to hire more than 500 new employees during the next eight to 10 months; many of them will be housed in the new location, but the majority will be housed at the National Benefits Center at 950 N.W. Chipman Road No. 5000 in Lee’s Summit.
Tim Counts, spokesman for USICS, said 300 of those jobs will be in Lee’s Summit.
USCIS plans to begin operations in the new space by mid-December 2012. Employees there will process immigration applications and petitions.
See Friday’s Lee’s Summit Journal for more coverage.