Just a week after receiving a major financial package from the state, the Exelon Corporation announces plans to hire 400 people.
In a news release, the company said it would fast track multiple capital projects at the Quad Cities and Clinton nuclear plants.
In doing so, the company is hiring 400 workers to prepare the plants for long-term operations.
Opponents called the $235 million a year bill a bailout.
Exelon generation executive Bryan Hanson said the 'future energy jobs bill' enacted into law is "already starting to create jobs and economic growth for Illinois families and businesses."
The company said the bill enables Exelon to get back on track with upgrade projects at Clinton and the Quad Cities that had been stalled.