GE has announced that it will be bringing 160 new jobs to Chicago to further advance its digital strategy in transportation and healthcare. The company said Chicago will be its lead office for its GE Transportation’s Digital Solutions business.
These strategic investments continue to accelerate GE’s transformation as the world’s digital industrial company, and will make GE’s presence even stronger, with more than 2,000 employees in the area and 3,000 across the state.
“Chicago’s global business community, research universities, and strong depth in the transportation sector make it an ideal location for continuing to cultivate a diverse and dynamic digital workforce,” GE Transportation President and CEO Jamie Miller, said.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said this is a tremendous achievement for the city and for its future workforce. He said this will bring new jobs to the city and open up new opportunities for more of Chicago’s residents to succeed in the digital economy of the 21st century.
“GE’s decision to invest in Chicago to advance their new digital strategy is a tremendous vote of confidence in our city’s future,” the Mayor added. “It is a testament to the talent of our workforce, the strength of our universities, and Chicago’sstatus as a world-class digital city. I want to thank GE for doubling down on the City of Chicago, and I look forward to watching them build an exciting future here.”
“Illinois is at the center of our nation’s rail system, and the only state with all seven of the country’s Class I railroads. As a transportation nexus with a rapidly developing tech sector, Illinois is the perfect home for GE Transportation’s Digital Solutions business,” Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner said.
He added that Illinois’ location and innovative tech companies also motivated GE Healthcare to move their headquarters to Chicago to be part of our world-class healthcare and life sciences cluster.
The 160 jobs will include software engineers, software developers, data scientists, product analysts, and project managers at both GE Transportation and GE Healthcare.