Today Square announced that it opened an office in St. Louis, Missouri. The office is located in St. Louis’ Central West End, where the company plans to hire more than 40 full-time employees immediately, and grow to more than 200 over the next five years.
Square was founded in 2009 by St. Louis natives Jack Dorsey and Jim McKelvey.
“St. Louis is an important part of Square’s history,” said Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square. “It’s an incredible city and my hometown, and we’re excited to further invest in the community. Go Cards!”
“There’s talent all over the country, not just on the coasts,” said Jim McKelvey, co-founder of Square. “St. Louis business owners who accept payments with Square have already contributed more than $85 million to the local economy, and we’re thrilled to be even more ingrained into the fabric of the city.”
St. Louis is a prime location for Square’s new office because of its growing economy and wealth of talent from top universities, research centers, and training programs. With three other offices in the United States, Square will use its new St. Louis location to better meet its sellers’ needs in the Midwest. Employees in St. Louis will span multiple job functions, including Compliance Operations, Customer Support, IT Tech, Recruiting, and Office Experience.