Huggies, Kleenex maker Kimberly-Clark to move high-paying jobs from Fox Valley, Wisconsin to Chicago

GREEN BAY-APPLETON, Wis. — Fox Valley, Wisconsin neighborhood leaders are dissatisfied with the news that 250 high-paying tasks are leaving their town for Chicago.

Kimberly-Clark, the makers of Huggies and Kleenex, has actually chosen to transfer executive management, sales and marketing tasks to the windy city.

The relocation comes regardless of millions in concessions approved to Kimberly-Clark in 2018, WLUK reported.

Now, 250 individuals who work presently work out of this Kimberly-Clark center in Fox Crossing have hard choices to make about their futures.

“It wouldn’t surprise me at all if some people say Neenah or Chicago, and they choose Neenah, because this is a great place to raise your kids, to bring your children up,” stated Mayor Dean Kaufert.

Mayor Kaufert stated a number of those impacted most likely reside in Neenah and stated he spoke with Kimberly-Clark authorities quickly after the business revealed the tasks were gone out of state.

“It was nothing about the area, strictly a business move to create more efficiencies I’m told,” Mayor Kaufert stated.

Kimberly-Clark decreased an interview demand, however in an e-mail stated this relocation permits the business to take advantage of strengths in both markets and places its service in The United States and Canada for long-term, sustainable development.

The e-mail likewise stated all of Kimberly-Clark’s making websites in Wisconsin will stay and are untouched by this modification.

In December 2018, the state and Kimberly-Clark struck a $28 million offer to keep its Fox Crossing making center operating.

In a declaration, Wisconsin Economic Advancement Secretary CEO Missy Hughes composed the state company is “reviewing its contract with Kimberly-Clark to determine how this decision affects the company’s eligibility for job retention tax incentives.”

“There is some consternation on my part stating, ‘kid we actually went to bat for these people, however I’m okay, I imply, what are you going to do?’ As long as they’re making the minimum requirements of that and they guarantee me they are, the mayor stated.

Kimberly-Clark was in fact established in Neenah, Wisconsin in 1872, however its world head office transferred to Dallas in 1986.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.