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Emanuel, SeatonCorp Announce 400 New Jobs

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel said that unlike his previous job announcements, Wednesday's came around after SeatonCorp approached the city after seeing it move in a good direction. The Chicago-based staffing and recruiting company will soon add 400 new employees to its roster.

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A Chicago-based staffing and recruiting company will soon add 400 new employees to its roster, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday.

SeatonCorp recently signed 17 new clients and as a result will add programmers, recruiters and account management positions.

"We have seen the exciting things that are happening in this city, and we are proud to be a part of its progress. I am pleased to announce these crucial new positions and I believe that Chicago produces the right kind of employees for the future of our company and our nation," said SeatonCorp CEO Patrick Beharelle.

Emanuel said the new positions bring to more than 4,600 the number of jobs he's announced since taking office in May.

“I am committed to creating an environment that attracts and retains the best and brightest workforce to Chicago," the mayor said in a written statement. "SeatonCorp’s commitment to add 400 jobs in the next year is a reflection of the company’s faith in the hard-working people of Chicago. And the job training they provide to residents will allow our workers to gain the skills needed the jobs of the future."

Previously, Emanuel touted job announcements from United Airlines, Motorola, GE Capital, Allscripts, Walgreens, EMC and Chase bank.

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