Emanuel announces addition of 600 jobs by Walgreens

June 29, 2011 10:17:11 AM PDT
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel held a news conference Wednesday morning to talk about job creation.

He spoke at a Walgreens on the South Side announcing that the company is adding 600 jobs through expansion and the addition of food to its stores in so-called "food deserts" in the city.

In the meantime, the mayor also talked about a potential of job losses.

He offered the city's labor unions a choice: agree to $20 million in savings through work-rule changes, or face more than 600 layoffs.

The mayor is trying to fill a budget hole that he says was left by Mayor Daley and was previously addressed through furlough days.

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