Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that Sara Lee Corporation will relocate its new North American Meats corporate headquarters in early 2013 to Chicago’s 400 S. Jefferson Street, bringing at least 500 positions to the City. Sara Lee Corporation announced earlier this year that it will split into two separate pure-play companies in the first half of calendar year 2012, an International Coffee and Tea business and a North American Meats company. Names for the two companies will be unveiled at a later date.
“This is a huge win for the city of Chicago, as Sara Lee Corporation has chosen the city to be the home of the new North American Meats company,” said Mayor Emanuel. “The new company will bring these high-paying jobs to the city, as well as its first-class brands and leadership in this key sector.”
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