From manufacturing to high-tech, GE has been adding new jobs at a rapid clip, more than 6,500 since 2009 to be exact, including, most recently, 1000 transportation jobs in Texas and Pennsylvania and up to 400 in Virginia, Ohio and New York. Now, GE Capital is getting in on the act, bringing 1,000 jobs to Chicago as it expands its already strong presence in the Windy City.
The jobs will be a mix of skilled commercial, technical and regulatory positions that will primarily support GE Capital, Americas’ business. The jobs will make Chicago GE Capital’s second largest location with an employee base of over 2,000 people.
“Chicago has been a great market for GE Capital in a number of ways. The City and surrounding areas are home to many thriving, main street companies we serve as customers. Currently, we have $5.4 billion outstanding for over 11,000 customers in Illinois,” Dan Henson, president and CEO of GE Capital, Americas, said.
“Chicago also offers a deep pool of financial services talent we can draw upon to help serve our customers in the area and across the country,” he added.
The jobs will support the continued growth of GE Capital.
* Read about a new GE Capital survey of CFOs at mid-sized American companies – they’re optimistic about hiring and revenue for the first time in over a year.