Huron Consulting to Bolster Chicago HQ with 400-600 Employees
In yet another jobs announcement by Mayor Emanuel, Huron Consulting Group revealed it will add 400 to 600 more workers to its headquarters staff over the next three years.
That brings the number of private sector jobs announced since the Mayor took office 13 months ago to 15,000, illustrating the Mayor’s commitment to the Chamber’s goal of making Chicago the most business friendly city in the country.
From Crain’s Chicago Business:
The positions are all new, and at least partially represent slots that would have been added anyhow by the fast-growing firm.
But they came after Mr. Emanuel, as he repeatedly has done in recent months, put the arm on Huron President and CEO James Roth, personally asking him to commit to a specific number.
"Chicago is an ideal city from which to operate a global business like ours, and the city is a major benefit in recruiting top-level talent," Mr. Roth said in a statement.
Mr. Roth in a morning phone call says it's “hard to say” if the company would be expanding this much if someone else had been elected mayor.
As this trend continues, it’s clear that revitalizing the local economy and developing Chicago’s image as a global economic power is near the top of the Mayor’s priority list.
The Chamber will continue to work with Mayor Emanuel to make Chicagoland the most attractive place to grow and run a business in the country.
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