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Boeing to move 300 Seattle-area jobs to Calif.

Associated Press

Boeing says it will create new aircraft-design centers in Washington state, South Carolina and California, and move 300 jobs in the Puget Sound area to California.

The company says the new centers are in response to increased demand for new aircraft and services. 

"There's a lot of work coming," said Boeing spokesman Doug Alder. 

The Chicago-based company said that it would move most support for planes no longer in production away from Puget Sound in Washington to Long Beach, Calif., in the next six to nine months.

Boeing said 300 jobs in Puget Sound would move to Southern California. The company said employees could apply for their jobs but relocation costs were not guaranteed.

In addition, the company said its commercial-airplanes unit would open a facility in South Carolina to work on improving performance of future airplanes.

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