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Thomson Reuters on the move in Eagan

Thomson Reuters plans to sell a large part of its sprawling Eagan campus in the twin cities of Minneapolis-St Paul (photo), headquarters of its legal products business, for smaller premises in the latest sign of a more permanent shift to hybrid work.

The move follows employee survey data that revealed staff want to opt for a hybrid work environment by splitting their time between office and home.


"After conducting an extensive evaluation of our options - including numerous conversations with employees, stakeholders, and local officials to understand the impact of our decision and provide transparency - we are exploring opportunities to give employees a modern, collaborative office environment," Paul Fischer, president of Thomson Reuters Legal Professionals and co-site lead for the company's local campus, said in a statement.


Those making the move will include around 4,500 employees ranging from data scientists and technologists to attorney editors and business operation roles, Fischer said. Before the pandemic, about 5,000 employees worked at the campus.


Some 179 of its 263 acres are up for sale including the 1.1-million-square-foot office building and three data centres. The print manufacturing facility is not on the market and will continue to operate. ■

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