After voluntarily ending a tax abatement with The Woodlands Township on Oct. 11 due to not being able to maintain the required number of staff at buildings it occupies in The Woodlands’ buildings at Hughes Landing, ExxonMobil said it it will be bringing employees back to its Houston campus, located in Spring.

“As we work with various tax jurisdictions and discussions are resolved, we look forward to welcoming those employees back to our larger space on the Houston campus (Spring), where teams are able to collaborate in a central location,” said Todd Spitler, corporate media relations senior advisor with ExxonMobil, in an email.

Community Impact Newspaper previously reported the corporation had failed to meet a requirement to have 470 employees at one building and 960 at another building in Hughes Landing as of the January reporting period. ExxonMobil had moved employees from its Spring location to satisfy the requirement.

As of early 2021, The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership reported ExxonMobil had 1,527 employees in The Woodlands area.

ExxonMobil would not comment on whether it plans to leave the Hughes Landing site entirely.

"As a matter of practice, we do not discuss details of commercial transactions," Spitler said in the email.