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Company hiring for IT jobs in Chicago

Posted on February 26, 2012

Liaison Technologies has announced it is hiring for IT jobs in Chicago, or an area very close to it.

The provider of secure cloud-based integration and data management services and solutions said it is expanding its presence in Carbondale, Ill., with a larger facility and additional hires, proving the benefits of “on-shoring” and illustrating that “rural sourcing” pays off for technology companies and the community.

Liaison chose Carbondale to serve as headquarters for its global Managed Services group two years ago. The company outgrew its space in the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center at SIU and has recently relocated to a 5,000-square-foot facility at 1075 Reed Station Road. Atlanta-based Liaison helps companies in more than 35 countries connect electronically with their business communities and trading partners, and ensures that on-premise and cloud-based business processes and applications can easily and securely share information.

“We decided that instead of sending these jobs offshore, we would try a different approach — staying onshore and finding a partner in rural Illinois to keep these jobs in the United States,” said Larry Mieldezis, Liaison’s COO. “Establishing our Managed Services hub in Carbondale was exactly the right thing to do as evidenced by the success we’ve had there, which has led to our expansion.”

“The IT talent is so strong at SIU that we really wanted to come here,” he said. “If more companies embrace rural sourcing and take advantage of the local talent, the days of graduates having to leave areas like southern Illinois to get jobs in the technology space will become a thing of the past.”