Company moving 250 high-paying jobs

Thursday, June 5th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Oklahoma City will lose about 250 high-paying jobs when Seagate Technology relocates its research and development offices.

Seagate makes computer hard drives and a spokesman says the move is intended to streamline its operations.

Brian Ziel says most of the 250 employees will be offered transfers to larger facilities in Colorado and Minnesota. He says those who don't accept a transfer will be offered separation packages.

The move is expected by the end of September.

The move will leave about 300 workers in Oklahoma City at the company's call center and in administrative jobs.

Seagate has had a presence in Oklahoma City for 40 years and had about 33-hundred employees in the city in 1992.