TARRYTOWN – Looks like there will soon be 850 more employees coming to one of the premiere offices along the Hudson River.
Montefiore Medical Center has signed an agreement to pursue the purchase of the 300,000-square -foot building which once served as a research and development center for the food company.
The hospital, which has large operations in Yonkers and the Bronx, said in a statement that it’ll be relocating about 850 business and administrative positions to the Tarrytown site by early next year.
Kraft had been eliminating positions and consolidating offices as part of a high-profile corporate restructuring over the past couple years. Many Tarrytown jobs have either been cut or moved to the company’s Illinois headquarters.
Local and federal officials, including U.S. Sen Charles Schumer, pleaded with Kraft officials to keep as many jobs in New York – and, specifically, Westchester – as possible, and the company agreed, setting up a lease-back provision in this pending deal. Under it, Kraft will keep about 200 jobs in the Tarrytown building – putting more than 1,000 people into that building.
“We’re pleased that it’ll be used to its fullest extent,” said Tarrytown Village Administrator Michael Blau.
The sale price and closing date are not yet known.