Tyson to move all company employees to northwest Arkansas

Tyson will require all company employees to work at their world headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, according to a press release. Tyson will move workers from Chicago, Downers Grove, Illinois and South Dakota to Arkansas over the next ten months, starting in early 2023. “This is great news,” said Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse.”With all the uncertain economic news today, we’ve done very well. This will affect approximately 1,000 workers, said company spokesman Derek Burleson. Tyson will offer relocation assistance.” testament to the momentum we have in Northwest Arkansas,” said Nelson Peacock, CEO of the Northwest Arkansas Council. “Not only can you have a great job and work for a company like Tyson, but there has a great quality of life here and they’ll be able to attract those people here.” People who don’t want to move can get severance, but that will be determined on a case-by-case basis, Burleson said. Springdale will be home to a corporate campus expanded to called OneTyson. This will “foster closer collaboration, improve team member agility, and speed up decision-making,” according to the press release. There are currently about 1,700 workers at the Springdale headquarters, Burleson said. The statement said the company would release specific details about the OneTyson campus over the coming months. It will take several years to develop the campus, and some existing buildings will be remodeled.

According to a press release, Tyson will require all company employees to work at their global headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas.

Tyson will move workers from Chicago, Downers Grove, Illinois and South Dakota to Arkansas over the next ten months, starting in early 2023.

“This is great news,” Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse said. “With all the uncertain economic news today, we did very well.”

It will affect about 1,000 workers, said company spokesman Derek Burleson. Tyson will provide relocation assistance.

“It’s a testament to the momentum we have in Northwest Arkansas,” said Nelson Peacock, CEO of the Northwest Arkansas Council. “Not only can you have a great job and work for a company like Tyson, but there’s a great quality of life here and they’ll be able to attract those people here.”

People who don’t want to move can get severance pay, but that will be determined on a case-by-case basis, Burleson said.

Springdale will house an expanded corporate campus called OneTyson. This will “foster closer collaboration, improve team member agility, and speed up decision-making,” according to the press release.

There are about 1,700 workers currently at the Springdale headquarters, Burleson said.

The statement said the company would be releasing specific details about the OneTyson campus over the coming months. It will take several years to develop the campus and some existing buildings will be remodeled.

“It’s not just great for Springdale, it’s great for northwest Arkansas, and it’s great for the state,” Sprouse said.

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