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Diebold underscores it is staying in Northeast Ohio
But says it will look for talent worldwide
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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Diebold’s investors’ conference in New York this week stressed its global growth as a software – rather than hardware -- company, as well as ways it will outsource and search for talent worldwide. 

But spokesman Mike Jacobsen says nothing about that should indicate that the company plans to leave Northeast Ohio.

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“We have no plans to relocate our corporate headquarters. In fact when the new headquarters plans were ended about last year at this time, we said at that time that our plans were to remain in Green, Ohio, and those plans have not changed.” 

Diebold had planned to build a $100 million world headquarters in Green, but cancelled those plans after major financial problems surfaced. 

It’s eliminating 700 positions worldwide. But  Jacobsen says new CEO Andy Mattes emphasized during this week’s conference that – while Diebold is staying in Green – it is recruiting top software developers and other talent worldwide. That includes people Mattes worked with a HP and Siemens. 

 

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