Employees of Tyson Foods have largely chosen to not move to the firm’s headquarters in Arkansas when the company consolidates its corporate offices. Affecting two of its biggest business units, the company said in October that it would be closing its offices in Chicago, Downers Grove, Ill., and Dakota Dunes, S.D. Roughly 1,000 employees work in the prepared foods, beef, and pork divisions in these locations.
The employees were given a deadline of Nov. 14 to decide if they wanted to relocate. Out of the 500 workers in the South Dakota office, about three-quarters said no, and more than 90% in the Chicago office also declined to relocate, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Tyson Foods, which employs around 120,000 people nationwide, has 114,000 working in production plants……[read more]
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