A view of Square Inc.’s new downtown St. Louis office. The financial services firm moved into its new space on Monday, July 19, 2021.
ST. LOUIS — Monday marks move-in day for Square Inc.’s more than local 850 employees, who will finally experience their new downtown St. Louis office after more than a year of working from home.
The San Francisco payment processing company is allowing vaccinated employees to work from its new office, at 900 North Tucker Boulevard, the former home of the Post-Dispatch. The company moved from the Cortex innovation district.
Square, founded and led by Twitter CEO and St. Louis native Jack Dorsey, and sister company Cash App will occupy about 226,000 square feet for the next 15 years.
The company says its new space can accommodate up to 1,200 employees. It has 300 job openings across engineering, sales, operations, design, recruiting and customer service that could be done in the St. Louis area, officials said. Square employed nearly 5,500 people companywide at the end of 2020.
“Something both our co-founder Jim McKelvey and I always wanted to do was to give back to our hometown,” Dorsey said in a statement. “We’re so happy we can grow Square in downtown St. Louis, and hope others will do the same.”
Square instituted a mandatory work-from-home policy in March 2020 due to COVID-19. The company implemented a phased return to the office and will let employees choose how often they want to work in the office, officials said.