Boeing plans to hire hundreds of engineers for openings in Oklahoma City, reports say.
The company announced in August that it will move its C-130 Avionics Modernization and B-1 programs — and 550 engineering jobs — from Long Beach, Calif., to Oklahoma City starting early next year. Some of the engineers in California will move with the programs.
But beginning in the first quarter of 2011, Boeing will start to hire locally, a Boeing official told the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber at a luncheon on Monday, The Oklahoman reports.
The jobs will pay an average of $130,000 a year.
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Boeing has about 1,000 employees in Oklahoma. The company was attracted to Oklahoma because of the state’s economic development incentives and recruitment efforts by state and local leaders, Boeing’s director of government operations Steve Hendrickson told the Chamber.