A communications company that specializes in prepaid wireless service has announced it will open a headquarters in Missouri and create more than 50 new jobs.
Virgin Mobile USA says it's still scouting out potential office space in downtown Kansas City and is actively recruiting candidates for a number of positions, including executive. It expects to have its office finished and staffed by the end of the year.
Virgin Mobile is affiliated with Sprint Corp., which is based in Overland Park, Kansas. The company's decision to expand into Missouri is part of a plan to relaunch the brand under Sprint.
The state is working with Virgin Mobile on possible incentives contingent upon the company meeting its projection of 84 new jobs within the next five years.