Tuesday, September 24, 2013 1:21 pm
News Summary: ADM seeks new global headquarters
By The Associated Press
REASSURRANCE: The big agricultural processor says it won't lay off anyone. Decatur will become the international firm's North American headquarters. But it wants a global headquarters more accessible to global customers and appealing to employees and their families.
WORRIES PERSIST: Unemployment is high in Decatur - 13.2 percent in July. Another big employer, Caterpillar Inc., laid off hundreds this year. Some people worry that ADM could move more jobs. "Right now (ADM is) the only thing going on around here," said 36-year-old unemployed contractor Shawn Flaherty.