About 500 Boeing jobs are headed to St. Louis County. The company announced today that the support jobs will be moving from its Huntington Beach, California
operation. The aircraft manufacturer has also announced that it’s closing its El Paso, Texas, and Newington, Virginia, sites.

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) issued the following statement today about Boeing’s news.


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“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.”

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger is also pleased with Boeing’s announcement.

“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,” says Stenger. “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.”

Boeing has more than 14,000 employees in the St. Louis area.