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Boeing Moving Kansas Jobs to Oklahoma

By AP

Oklahoma City, OK –

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The closure of a major Boeing Co. complex in Wichita, Kan., will bring about 1,000 jobs to Oklahoma City.

Boeing announced Wednesday that about engineering and management 900 jobs from Wichita and another 100 from Puget Sound, Wash., will move to the capital city. In 2010, Boeing moved 550 jobs to Oklahoma City from Long Beach, Calif.

Including jobs already in place before the moves, Oklahoma City could have 2,300 Boeing employees by the time the Wichita plant is shuttered at the end of 2013.

Oklahoma economic development officials welcome the move but the reaction was muted out of sympathy for the impact the job losses will have in Wichita.

Gov. Mary Fallin says she wants current Boeing employees to be able to move their families to Oklahoma City.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.