New Jobs Coming to Chicago

August 24, 2011

Jobs alert: Chicago’s mayor and Illinois’ governor have each announced the creation of more than 1,000 opportunities in the city.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said this week that EMC Corporation will open a new office in Chicago and add 200 new jobs over the next two years.

“I am pleased to announce that EMC has decided to open a new office here in Chicago, and to create 200 important jobs for Chicagoans,” said Mayor Emanuel. “EMC is a global leader in information technology, and will drive forward Chicago’s technology economy and presence in this space.”

The company, which also has an office in Lisle, expects to open the new office by March of 2012. The new jobs will be in sales, customer support and administrative personnel.

EMC employs more than 50,000 people worldwide with 400 sales offices in more than 80 countries.

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Also this week, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced the start of construction for a major rail grade separation project on the city’s South Side.

The construction phase of the $146 million project, located at 130th Street, Torrence Avenue and the Norfolk Southern Railroad, is estimated to create more than 1,200 jobs and will improve safety at a critical railroad crossing.

The project is a cornerstone of the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency Program (CREATE) and is intended to improve the efficiency of freight rail moving through Chicago, keep the city competitive as a commercial center and generate and retain thousands of jobs.

More than $64 million in funding is coming from Governor Quinn’s Illinois Jobs Now! capital program. The South Side Rail Crossing Project is expected to be completed by 2015.

“This major project will create thousands of jobs by improving the flow of goods and services through one of Chicago’s major manufacturing areas,” said Governor Quinn. “My administration is committed to investing in infrastructure and jobs in every region of our state.”

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