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800 Boeing Jobs Taking Off From Long Beach By End of 2012
Boeing has announced they will be packing up and heading out of their Long Beach offices in favor of Oklahoma City, and the move will cost 800 jobs, according to the LB Post.
Of the 800 jobs, 550 are positions that will be moved to Oklahoma City, while the remaining 250 will simply be eliminated. That loss deals "a major blow to the local aerospace industry," says the Chief Economist of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), noting that the industry has a long relationship with Long Beach.
Despite tax breaks and other incentives for doing business in the Enterprise Zone of Long Beach, Boeing cites a need to cut costs as reason for their 2011-2012 move to Oklahoma City, where the same work can be done for cheaper, and where the business will also receive incentives. In turn, Boeing asserts, those cost savings can be passed on to their clientele, which "is almost entirely the Federal Government."
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.