Boeing moving 500 jobs to St. Louis in consolidation efforts

Boeing EA-18G Growler

ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- Boeing is working to streamline its Defense,  Space & Security business through facilities consolidations. By the end of 2020, the Chicago based company plans to reduce facilities space by around 4.5 million square feet. Positions in Huntington Beach, CA will move to El Segundo, Long Beach, and Seal Beach also in California. Other positions will move to St. Louis and Huntsville, AL. St. Louis should gain about 500 jobs through the consolidation.

Some workers in Kent, WA, will move to Tukwila, WA. Boeing  will close its El Paso, TX, and Newington, VA sites.

Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security business is headquartered in St. Louis. The company  currently employs around 14,000 workers in the St. Louis area.

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill released the following statement on Boeing’s announcement :

 Boeing’s decision to move more than 500 jobs to Missouri makes perfect sense—because the St. Louis region, and frankly our entire state, offer one of the most dedicated, innovative workforces in the country, and play a critical role on our nation’s defense. These jobs will be a big win, for the company, for our economy, and for hundreds of Missourians, and I look forward to continuing to work with Boeing as it begins this exciting transition.

County Executive Steve Stenger also released a statement:

We are very pleased by Boeing’s announcement that it is adding 500 jobs at its St. Louis County facilities. St. Louis County and the Economic Development Partnership work closely with Boeing leadership on an ongoing basis. Boeing executives tell us all the time that St. Louis County is a great place to do business. The County’s allocation of transportation funds to improve infrastructure to support the construction of 777X wing manufacturing is a direct example of how we support the company and its employees.

Boeing leaders also appreciate St. Louis County’s skilled workforce. This addition of jobs is a testament to the skill and dedication of our workforce, collaboration with the County, and the quality of life area residents enjoy. Companies continue to recognize that St. Louis County is a great place to live and work.