July 30, 2013

Mayor Emanuel and Cappex Announce Cappex Headquarters Moves to the City of Chicago

Rapidly Growing Education Technology Company, Cappex Moves from North Suburbs to City of Chicago to Recruit Top Talent and Double in Size to More than 100 Employees

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cappex announced today that the company’s corporate headquarters has moved to downtown Chicago and the company will double in size by the end of the year. Cappex is an innovative higher education focused company and made the move to help with extensive recruiting needs and company expansion.

“I am pleased Cappex has moved their corporate headquarters to the City of Chicago,” said Mayor Emanuel. “As always, I remain committed to economic growth while increasing job opportunities and fostering tech innovation. Cappex is an excellent example of the expansion companies are able to make in the City of Chicago as they recruit our top talent. I look forward to their ongoing success as Cappex develops their business in the City.”

Cappex is one of several major companies that Mayor Emanuel has recently announced will move to the city of Chicago, growing jobs and attracting top talent. The corporations that have announced they are moving their headquarters to the city include GE Transportation, Federal Savings Bank, Sagence, McGladrey, RetroFit, and more.

“Chicago is one of the great cities in the world.  It has bold thinkers and terrific talent, and as a company with significant plans for growth, we have found it necessary to move into the city to tap that talent pool in order to achieve our growth plans,” says Leon Heller, CEO of Cappex.

The company has agreed to work in an advisory capacity with the “College to Careers” program to provide insight as to the type of training students should receive to keep them competitive in the modern workplace. Additionally, Cappex will participate in ThinkChicago to discuss the evolving tech industry.

Cappex is an innovative company dedicated to connecting colleges and students. More than one million students will join or utilize Cappex.com or one of its other membership websites in 2013. Cappex is recruiting employees now to join the team in their new office with specialties in customer service, sales, marketing, web development, and visual design. Candidates are encouraged to visit (www.cappex.com/careers) for a full listing of available positions.