Echo Global Logistics plans to more than double the company's Chicago workforce.
The expansion will bring the number of workers at the company's Chicago facility to 1,600, Echo chairman and CEO Douglas R. Waggoner recently said.
"Today more and more companies like Echo see the City of Chicago taking responsibility for our financial future," Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said. "That is giving them confidence that our economy will continue to grow which makes them want to build their long term future here in the City of Chicago."
Echo will move more than 550 employees gained from its May acquisition of Command Transportation and place them with the 800 workers already employed at the Chicago location. Additionally, 300 new jobs will be created over the next two years.
"It's fitting that we are celebrating our tenth anniversary by welcoming the Command Transportation team to join us in the great city of Chicago where we were founded," Waggoner said. "As we know, Chicago is an emerging technology center and provides unparalleled access to talent, expansive transportation options for our employees and a leading cultural scene — all of which matter to our growing employee base."
The move is set to begin in the summer of 2016. A new office will be opened in the River North area.