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Rahm Emanuel plans to lure young people here in hopes of seeding tech jobs

BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall reporter [email protected] August 3, 2011 4:08PM

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday delivered on his campaign promise to bring college students from across the Midwest to Chicago for a weekend to convince them to start their careers and businesses here.

On Oct. 13 and 14, 50 outstanding seniors from schools in Illinois and seven Midwest states — Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota — will come to Chicago for an action-packed weekend that mixes business and fun.

They’ll visit Chicago businesses and firms with offices here, such as Groupon, Google, Grubhub, Microsoft and Accenture, to learn about job opportunities. They’ll attend a pair of panel discussions with industry leaders on topics ranging from innovation and tech entrepreneurship to how to start a career in Chicago.

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