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Rahm Announces 400 New Motorola Jobs



    Emanuel: Job Growth Builds Momentum

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel lauds Motorola's decision to add 400 new local jobs. (Published Tuesday, June 14, 2011)

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced the addition of 400 Motorola jobs for Chicago over the next 18 months. 

    Emanuel said the new positions help make Chicago more competitive and send an important message to entrepreneurs and large companies.

    "You can start a business here and grow it," Emanuel said.  "Everything we do, being smarter about our school system" he said, "[is about] being competitive."

    This is the latest job growth news from Emanuel. On Friday, he joined United Airlines president and CEO Jeff Smisek to announce 1,300 jobs moving to Willis Tower.

    Competition came up again during a post-conference Q&A session when talk turned to the Car Care World Expo announcing it's staying in Las Vegas instead of coming to McCormick Place.

    "I don't like losing," Emanuel said. "These shows are mobile and will go where they get the best price. We have to stay competitive."