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Company creates logistics jobs in Chicago

Posted on October 29, 2015

Echo Global Logistics is busy creating logistics jobs in Chicago.

The company will more than double their workforce in Chicago, bringing their total number of employees in the city to more than 1,600. 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.

In May of 2015, Echo acquired Command Transportation in a $420 million deal. The acquisition brought Echo increased truckload network density, experienced logistics professionals, proprietary technology platforms, and a seamless cultural integration.

The Skokie, Illinois-headquartered Command Transportation was one of the largest privately held truckload (TL) brokers and non-asset-based transportation providers in the United States. In 2014 the two companies had total revenue of more than $1.7 billion. After the relocation, the combined firms will employ more than 1,350 individuals within Chicago as well as more than 2,500 throughout the U.S.

“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 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.”

“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 Mr. 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.”

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