Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined DeVry Inc. President and CEO Daniel Hamburger
today to welcome DeVry Online Services to its new Chicago home office.
DeVry will bring 600 jobs over nine years to the West Loop neighborhood.
DeVry Online Services opened its office at 300 S. Riverside Plaza
earlier this month with more than 200 employees. Approximately 150 of
these employees relocated from other Illinois locations, and 60 were
newly filled positions. DeVry plans to hire an additional 400 employees
to work in the DeVry Online Services unit in the coming years.
“Founded in Chicago, DeVry has been an innovative leader in higher
education and a valuable contributor to Chicago’s workforce development
for numerous years,” said Mayor Emanuel. “The jobs created at the new
DeVry Online Services location reflect Chicago’s commitment to creating
an environment where businesses can grow and thrive.”
The South Riverside Plaza location will house senior executives,
admissions directors, admissions advisors and instructional designers.
Employees at this location will primarily provide online services to
DeVry University, the flagship institution of DeVry Inc. The
organization will ultimately occupy 77,000 square feet in the office
tower and has the option to add space to accommodate more than 800
employees if needed.
“Chicago is a great city for organizations that need to hire young
professionals,” said Daniel Hamburger, president and chief executive
officer of DeVry Inc. “We could have placed these employees anywhere in
the country – but we felt the combination of quality talent, resources
and office space made Chicago our best choice.”
In addition to direct employment impact, the opening of DeVry Online
Service’s Chicago office also created many construction jobs. The
build-out created 120 temporary construction jobs— and a total of more
than 10,000 person-hours. More than 30 percent of the construction
contracts were awarded to minority- and woman-owned businesses.
DeVry’s office was renovated using sustainable building practices. DeVry
is applying to the U.S. Green Building Council for LEED Gold level
certification. In addition, DeVry has contracted to use 100 percent
sustainable energy sources to operate the office.
About DeVry Inc.
DeVry's purpose is to empower its students to achieve their educational
and career goals. DeVry (NYSE: DV)(member S&P 500 Index) is a global
provider of educational services and the parent organization of Advanced
Academics, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine,
Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Carrington
College California, Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry Brasil, DeVry
University, and Ross University Schools of Medicine and Veterinary
Medicine. These institutions offer a wide array of programs in business,
healthcare and technology. DeVry’s institutions serve students in
secondary through postsecondary education and professionals in
accounting and finance. For more information, please visit http://www.devryinc.com.