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Uber's planned hiring spree could shake up Chicago's tech industry

Sep 15, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

Uber Technologies has massive plans for Chicago.

The tech giant said Monday it wants to hire 2,000 employees in three years, establishing a headquarters and engineering hub for Uber Freight in The Old Post Office.

The company is making a big bet on a city that less than a year ago lost its bid for Amazon's second headquarters, a project that would have redefined the city's economy. But Chicago is working to raise the status of its tech industry.

In the past year, other companie...