Groupon to hire 250 employees

October 20, 2010 4:53:43 AM PDT
New jobs are the "deal of the day" at Chicago-based Groupon.The company- which started with just seven employees at its River West headquarters- announced plans to hire 250 workers. Groupon now has more than 2500 employees worldwide.

A $3.5 million investment package from the state is helping the company add the jobs.

Groupon offers daily deals by utilizing the power of group buying. The internet based company formed in 2008 and has now more than 20 million subscribers.