Gulfstream is set to takeoff from LB Airport, along with 700 job
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp announced Monday they would terminate its Long Beach location, transferring about 700 completions and service jobs to Van Nuys, Savannah, Georgia, and Appleton, Wisconsin.
What they're saying:
"Long Beach will experience a phased closure over the next six months as work shifts to the other locations." Gulfstream said in a press release.
5th District Councilwoman Stacy Mungo said to the LBP, "We understand the business decision," Mungo said. "California has challenges competing with other states."
LB Airport Director Cynthia Guidry said, "We are saddened by today's news that Gulfstream will be phasing out their operations in Long Beach," and, "During this time of unprecedented disruption to the aviation industry, difficult business decisions must be made," per LBP.
Gulfstream is allowing those employees at the Long Beach location "the opportunity to apply for positions elsewhere in the company with a focus on Van Nuys, Savannah and Appleton."