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P33 Launches Campaign to Bring Tech Talent Back

Nonprofit P33, which aims to transform Chicago into a leading technology and innovation hub, has launched the “Come Back to Move Forward” campaign to attract top-tier tech talent with ties to the Midwest back to the Chicago area. 

This initiative intends to attract mid-career, cream-of-the-crop tech talent by providing visibility and access to high caliber networking and lucrative job opportunities at Chicago’s most innovative startups and corporations.

The campaign is targeting an estimated 100,000 tech professionals with previous ties to the Chicagoland area. It initially intends to reach more than 15,000 tech professionals over the next few months and is expected to scale further later in the year.  

“I’m very proud to see how our entire ecosystem of world-class universities, corporations, startups and business incubators are coming together to create real, sustainable change,” said Michael Fassnacht, president and CEO for World Business Chicago.


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