Company creates logistics jobs in Chicago
Posted on March 9, 2015
Livingston International, a global logistics firm, is relocating its headquarters and will create many more logistics jobs in Chicago.
The company focused on customs brokerage and trade compliance will add 75 employees and will be in the historic Chicago Board of Trade building at 141 West Jackson Boulevard.
Livingston’s new U.S. headquarters will support the continued growth into the U.S. market. The new office will create employment opportunities ranging to all levels and areas of the business. The company chose Chicago for its highly skilled workforce, access to its transportation networks and the diversity of the City’s economy.
Livingston’s global headquarters is in Toronto and the company has a second U.S. office in Itasca, IL, which serves as a national processing center for the company’s air/sea customs brokerage operations.
“We’ve tripled our revenue and doubled our employees in the U.S. over the last four years,” said CEO Steve Preston. “We are establishing a significant leadership presence in Chicago and expanding our suburban location to support the continued growth of our U.S. and international business. We selected Chicago because it is an international trade hub and it offers a large talent pool in areas strategic to our future.”
“Chicago sits at the center of one of the largest trading areas in the world and is a non-stop global gateway to more than 200 international and domestic business centers,” said World Business Chicago (WBC) President & CEO Jeff Malehorn. “Chicago will provide Livingston with unique access to the world, along with an unmatched talent base to meet its workforce needs.”