KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When you think of H&R Block, you might instantly think of taxes, but the company wants people to also think of it as a career opportunity.
The global company that began in Kansas City decades ago and is still headquartered in the city needs to hire almost 130 people in the area.
Those jobs including more than 80 corporate positions and more than 40 seasonal jobs.
"And that spans the spectrum," said Tiffany Monroe, Chief People Officer at H&R Block. "Software engineers to customer service experts to project management."
"If anyone is looking for a new home or a better home, 'Block' is it," Nathanial Newbill said.
He started as a call center agent at the company 13 years ago.
"I was 18 years old. I couldn't really formulate an email, but H&R Block took a chance on me," he said. "Right now, I'm the director of franchise operation support, and so my team assists all of our 1,300 franchisees and their 3,000 offices."
Employees said they love their jobs.
"I think anything can be a potential career," Monroe said. "We have people who join in a seasonal role and then stay here, keep coming back season after season, apply for full-time regular roles and grow their career from there."
The company said there is plenty of room for growth.
"I've served in seven different roles, and so the H&R Block culture just promotes growth and development," Newbill said. "And I can surely say that I'm a product of that."
Newbill said he also appreciates the inclusive company culture. He's been working with the 'Belonging@Block' initiative.
"It's really an opportunity to educate one another about different backgrounds, you know. We celebrated Pride Month," he said. "We celebrated Black History Month in this past February."
Right now, all hiring is done virtually. To apply for a job at H&R Block, go to the company website.
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