Echo Global Logistics Doubles Workforce In Chicago, Illinois
The company is relocating more than 550 employees from a recent corporate acquisition, who will join an existing 800 Chicago-based Echo employees at a single new office. The company also plans to add up to 300 new positions.
“It’s fitting that we are celebrating our tenth anniversary by welcoming the Command Transportation team to join us in the great city of Chicago where we were founded,” said Echo Global Logistics Chairman and CEO Douglas R. Waggoner. “As we know, Chicago is an emerging technology center and provides unparalleled access to talent, expansive transportation options for our employees and a leading cultural scene — all of which matter to our growing employee base. This is the 20th acquisition Echo has completed in the past ten years, and we anticipate our combined workforce integrating into a significant player in the logistics industry. We’re bullish for positive growth going forward as we bring two great organizations together and continue to provide leading expertise and multimodal transportation solutions to our clients.”
Echo anticipates starting the move in the summer of 2016, with an office location to be determined in the River North area. The 300 new positions will be created over the next 24 months and include sales staff, IT programmers and general office staff.
“Today more and more companies like Echo see the City of Chicago taking responsibility for our financial future. That is giving them confidence that our economy will continue to grow which makes them want to build their long term future here in the City of Chicago,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “I want to thank Echo for its commitment to Chicago, and I can’t wait to cut the ribbon on their new headquarters next year.”
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