CHICAGODeVry Online Services has opened its new Chicago home office, located at 300 South Riverside Plaza. According to the company, the location will bring 600 jobs over nine years to the West Loop neighborhood.

DeVry Online Services opened its office at 300 S. Riverside Plaza earlier this month with more than 200 employees. Approximately 150 of these employees relocated from other Illinois locations, and 60 were newly filled positions. DeVry plans to hire an additional 400 employees to work in the DeVry Online Services unit in the coming years.

“Founded in Chicago, DeVry has been an innovative leader in higher education and a valuable contributor to Chicago’s workforce development for numerous years,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “The jobs created at the new DeVry Online Services location reflect Chicago’s commitment to creating an environment where businesses can grow and thrive.”

DeVry’s South Riverside Plaza location will house senior executives, admissions directors, admissions advisors and instructional designers. Employees at this location will provide online services to DeVry University, the flagship institution of DeVry Inc.

The organization will ultimately occupy 77,000 sq. ft. in the office tower and has the option to add space to accommodate more than 800 employees if needed.

DeVry’s office was renovated using sustainable building practices and the company is applying to the U.S. Green Building Council for LEED Gold level certification. In addition, DeVry has contracted to use 100 percent sustainable energy sources to operate the office.