The world’s biggest automaker, Toyota Motor Corp., is planning to restructure its US marketing organization, moving 3,000 jobs from California to Texas as part of a push toward efficiency.
The Japanese automaker said it would move jobs to its new headquarters in Plano, Texas to consolidate operations into a single campus. It did not put into details how many employees will lose their jobs.
Scattered across US
Toyota’s sales and finance departments have been based in California since 1957, where more than 5,000 employees are based. While its manufacturing and development arms are in Kentucky. It also has offices in New York.
Most significant change
“Roles and responsibilities will be redefined to create a team that is more integrated, flexible and efficient,” Jim Lentz, Toyota Chief Executive for the North American region, said in a statement. “This is the most significant change we’ve made to our North American operations in the past 50 years, and we are excited for what the future holds.”
“Associates whose positions are significantly different in the new organization have been provided with several options, including applying for opportunities within the new marketing organization or in other departments at TMS or Toyota Financial Services,” he added.
The changes will take place after Toyota’s new Texas headquarters has been completed in 2016. The construction will begin in the fall.