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Company creates Chicago communications jobs

Posted on September 1, 2015

Gogo is expanding and creating more Chicago communications jobs.

The provider of in-flight connectivity has opened company’s new global headquarters in The Gogo Building, located at 111 North Canal. The company now has more than 730 employees in Chicago and occupies more than 230,000 square feet over four floors in the building.

The new headquarters also include an area called Gogo on the Ground – which is a partial fuselage of a commercial aircraft where the company can address customer care issues in real time at 30,000 feet through a virtual connection. Gogo on the Ground also serves as a location where it can test new products and services.

Mayor Emanuel and Gogo announced that the company would relocate its global headquarters from Itasca, IL to Chicago and add more than 500 jobs in Chicago. Additionally, in February 2015, Gogo announced it has doubled down on Chicago by committing to creating an additional 150 jobs here bringing its local workforce to over 730. The company chose Chicago to tap into the city’s extensive talent pipeline, because of valuable access to domestic and foreign partners, and its thriving technology scene.

“We’re thrilled to publicly unveil our new state-of-the-art global facilities at our namesake building after nearly two years in the making,” said Gogo’s president and CEO, Michael Small. “Today marks an important moment in our growth as a company. Our move to downtown Chicago signifies a new chapter in our story, and we’re honored to be a more integral part of the city’s technology community.”