Walgreens to Double Number of Employees in Chicago Office, Add 300 Positions

Walgreens plans to double the number of employees it has working in its downtown Chicago office, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday.

The company will bring roughly 300 new technology positions to the Sullivan Center office, officials said.

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“Chicago and Walgreens have a long and shared history of innovation and ingenuity,” Emanuel said in a statement. “That history makes Chicago the perfect city for Walgreens to locate 300 jobs and make an investment in its future.”

Walgreens is currently building out its space in the Sullivan Center, which will host the company’s retail pharmacy technology team along with digital, mobile and e-commerce technology teams.

“We are excited to bring more technology jobs to the City of Chicago and establish a technology center of excellence that will focus on delivering state-of-the-art systems to our more than 8,000 drugstores nationwide,” Alex Gourlay, president of Walgreens, said in a statement. “Chicago is where Walgreens began as a single drugstore in 1901, and expanding our downtown presence will help us retain and attract the best talent to continue developing our digital and technology capabilities.”

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Currently, there are more than 3,500 people employed by Walgreens across Chicago.

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