From the Daily News:
Months after moving its factory from Queens to Virginia, hummus giant Sabra is yanking its headquarters in a one-two punch that cost the city almost 200 jobs.
Yet the state is giving the company a $100,000 gift: financial incentives to open the new offices outside the city in White Plains, Westchester County.
Sabra Dipping Company has called Queens home for more than two decades while it grew into the world's largest maker of hummus.
Six months ago, the company - which is owned by PepsiCo, and an Israeli conglomerate - laid off 154 blue-collar workers and moved the plant to Virginia.
Now it's decided Astoria is too small for its headquarters and is pulling 33 office jobs - without even giving the city advance notice.
But it wasn't a secret to the state, which rolled out a package of incentives to keep Sabra somewhere in New York.
"The goal was to secure Sabra's presence in New York State and to avoid the immediate loss of 33 full-time jobs, as well as 32 new full-time jobs to be created over the next four years," said Lisa Willner of the Empire State Development Corp.
Sabra's new home will be a 30,000-square-foot space in a White Plains office park. The move will take about four months.