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Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that EMC Corporation will open a new office and add 200 new jobs in Chicago over the next two years, as the city’s technology sector gets an added boost from a leading provider of information infrastructure and cloud computing technology.
“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 new office in Chicago is expected to be open by the end of the first-quarter 2012, and will support EMC’s numerous Chicago-based customers.
“We are very pleased to partner with Mayor Emanuel and his administration to announce this new EMC investment in the City of Chicago,” said Joe Tucci, Chairman and CEO of EMC Corporation. “Chicago is one of the world’s leading centers of commerce and an important market for us. Chicago offers the high caliber talent and skills we need to serve our growing customer base, not only in Chicago, but nationwide and throughout the world. This new investment will also enable EMC to provide even better support to our customers throughout the city and across the more than 80 countries where EMC does business.”
The positions in EMC’s new Chicago office will include sales and customer support roles – with a number of them being highly technical – as well as some administrative personnel. Example roles include: technical support, field support, consulting, pre-sales, global sales and field operations.
In addition to the new Chicago office, EMC also has an office in Lisle, Illinois. Having a downtown presence in addition to its Lisle office will support EMC’s continued growth and will enable the company to work even more closely with its Chicago-based customers; provide a convenient workplace for its employees who work and live in the city; and better attract, retain, develop and fully engage the city’s skilled talent pool. It also gives the company a venue for future growth in Chicago.
EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver information technology as a service, primarily through cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC has helped thousands of companies around the world accelerate their journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.
EMC employs more than 50,000 people worldwide, is represented by approximately 400 sales offices and has a presence in more than 80 countries.
The positions in the company’s new Chicago office will be a combination of new hires and relocations of positions that support EMC’s Chicago-based customers. They will be filled over the course of the next two years. Hiring will begin immediately.
This is the seventh job announcement made by Mayor Emanuel, following through on a commitment to bring new jobs to Chicago that was made on the campaign. Previous announcements have included: GE Capital, 1,000 jobs; United Airlines, 1,300 jobs; Allscripts, 300 jobs; Motorola Solutions, 400 jobs; Walgreens, 600 jobs; and Chase, 400 jobs.
Today’s announcement of EMC’s expansion comes on Mayor Emanuel’s 100th day in office, and brings the number of jobs announced by the Mayor to 4,200.
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