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600 technicians, vendors, part-time jobs impacted
The impact of Toyota's headquarters relocation to Texas grew Monday as the company confirmed about 600 contract employees will no longer be needed in Erlanger after 2017.
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Toyota Motor Corp. in Erlanger, Kentucky.
ERLANGER, Ky. - Toyota’s relocation of its North American headquarters to Texas will impact more than its 1,600 direct employees in Erlanger.
The company confirmed Monday that 600 contract employees will no longer be needed in Erlanger, when the company vacates the facility by 2017. According to Toyota spokesman Mike Goss, the so-called 1099 employees include:
According to Northern Kentucky’s lead economic development agent, the Tri-County Economic Development Corp., the impact on temporary employees is one of many ripple effects that it hopes to address with Toyota in the weeks and months ahead.
“We knew there were some” contract employees, said Tri-ED CEO Dan Tobergte. “We hadn’t heard that number. That’s on our list of items to discuss.”
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