Weekly Refresh: Something Digital Acquired, Google Hiring, and More

Read our weekly refresh for trending Chicago tech news.

Written by Anna Holmquist
Published on Oct. 26, 2020
Weekly Refresh: Something Digital Acquired, Google Hiring, and More
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mHUB wants to grow manufacturing in Illinois. Currently, the state is the second-largest manufacturing center in the country. The innovation center aims to hire five more to join its 23-person team. [Built In Chicago]

Google to hire thousands in Chicago. It plans to hire 10,000 new employees across all its offices as part of its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Currently, Google holds two Chicago offices and employs about 600 people locally. [Built In Chicago]

1871 launched free entrepreneurial programming. Two pilot programs, DGTL and Small Business Initiative, now provide free resources to local small-business owners. The startup hub and incubator wants to help support businesses during the pandemic. [ChicagoInno]

West Monroe Partners opened new office. The tech consultancy helps customers digitize their businesses. The new office includes touch-free hand sanitizers, additional AV equipment and thinned-out work stations. The company is also planning to grow its Chicago team. [Built In Chicago]

Genpact acquired Something Digital. The professional services firm announced the acquisition of the e-commerce firm. It will be an expansion of its experience business, Rightpoint. [Press Release]

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