December 2, 2011

Mayor Emanuel Announces that Chase Will Add 400 New High-Paying Jobs in Downtown Chicago

Positions are available immediately; Chase will hold a job fair Tuesday to interview candidates.

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Mayor Emanuel announced today that Chase will be adding 400 employees at its downtown Chicago headquarters in the next few months, as the bank sees growth in its mortgage banking business. Chase will hold a job fair at its downtown Chicago headquarters at 10 S. Dearborn on Tuesday to find candidates for the jobs.

“Chase’s strong commitment to job growth in downtown Chicago is great for Chicago and its residents,” said Mayor Emanuel. “These are excellent positions in a key area of our economy, and a great sign for the future of Chicago’s economy. Chase will benefit tremendously from hiring 400 more members of the best workforce in the world.”

The positions available with Chase are for the company’s mortgage banking operations, and include loan processors, underwriters, closers, and other positions related to this operation. The positions are available because of a growth in this portion of Chase’s business.

“Chase is pleased to announce the new 400 opportunities in addition to the 400 we announced in August,” said Glenn Tilton, Midwest Chairman, JPMorgan Chase. “We share Mayor Emanuel’s focus and commitment to helping people get back to work in Chicago and are delighted to be hosting another jobs fair at Chase next Tuesday.”

Tilton is also a member of the executive committee of World Business Chicago, and co-Chair of the Economic Growth Plan, an effort created with the Mayor to promote Chicago as a center for job growth and economic development.

Officials from Chase report that the company has 90 seats available immediately, which will be filled as soon as possible. The remaining 310 jobs will be filled by early 2012.Interested applicants for the new Chase jobs should come to the Auditorium of Chase Tower, 10 S. Dearborn at 11:00 am on Tuesday. The job fair will last until 6:30 pm.

These jobs are separate from and in addition to the more than 400 jobs that were announced by Chase bank over the summer.

Since taking office, Mayor Emanuel has announced more than 10,000 jobs that are coming to Chicago, in sectors including banking, financial services, airlines, e-commerce, healthcare IT, human resources, and more.

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