3,000 Toyota jobs to move to Texas from Torrance-Los Angeles Times

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3,000 Toyota jobs to to Texas from Torrance

The car will keep about workers in California at its design in Newport Beach

Toyota Corp.’s move to Texas mean the transfer of 3,000 and finance jobs from its Torrance campus to a new North headquarters.

The shift, announced is part of a strategy to consolidate management on one campus near the Southern manufacturing hubs. It the second high-profile move of a automaker from Southern Nissan moved its U.S. from Gardena to a Nashville in 2006.

Some observers and officials seized on the announcement to what they said is business climate for high and onerous regulations. But Toyota said the move to a Dallas had nothing to do with cost-cutting and to do with fostering efficiency and

There’s a lot of shock. They did a job of keeping it secret. My boss, a manager, didn’t even — A Toyota employee, who to give his name


This is the significant change we’ve to our North American operations in the 50 years, said Jim Lentz, executive of Toyota’s North region.

Toyota’s announcement Monday its workers.

There’s a lot of shock, one employee, who declined to give his They did a good job of keeping it My boss, a national manager, even know.

A Southern native and 23-year Toyota he was unsure whether he would to Texas.

People aren’t he said. It’s just a lot of

California officials were taken off guard.

Toyota waited until Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown’s of the planned exit, said Taylor, deputy director of the Office of Business and Economic He declined to answer further on Toyota’s departure.

Don Knabe, the Los County supervisor from the 4th which includes Torrance, he first learned that might move over the from rumors circulating on and Twitter. He emailed contacts at but said no one responded.

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I am very shocked, Knabe Toyota is such a great citizen.

He said state and officials should conduct an interview with Toyota, to ask how can better avoid being a for every other state.

The will take place in over the next three as the new headquarters is built at an office in Plano, a Dallas suburb. All of employees can transfer to the new office at same salary and benefits. will pay for workers to visit before they decide and cover their relocation

The move affects about employees nationally, including at Toyota’s sales and marketing arm and an 1,000 in its financial services both in Torrance. Toyota also close its engineering and office in Erlanger, Ky. near the airport, and those workers be offered jobs in Plano and sites.

The car company will about 2,300 workers in at its design studio in Newport a motor-racing division in Costa a parts factory in Long and at other facilities. But no Toyota will remain at the company’s office complex in Torrance. The said it has not yet determined what it do with the property.

The loss of thousands of well-paying will be a big blow to Los Angeles which is still struggling to about 76,000 jobs during the recession, said Toebben, chief executive of the Los Area Chamber of Commerce

a very negative step for the Los Angeles County economy, said. If we lose another 3jobs, that means 3more jobs we have to

@madison19 There#039;s much to consider besides a #034;spacious and the schools. I#039;ve known to come back to SoCal of the Texas weather. Personally, I being close to the ocean so wouldn#039;t be the place for me. Most (to me) is Texas is the second place.

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