DETROIT -- Daimler Financial Services Americas LLC said today that a realignment of its U.S. business units will result in about 50 more jobs at its headquarters in suburban Detroit.
In August, about 400 employees who work for Daimler Financial began moving out of the companys previous North American headquarters to a new location nearby.
While a few employees who work in suburban Detroit will likely move to company operations in Texas, there will be a net gain of about 50 positions added to the Detroit area headquarters in areas such as legal, human resources and accounting, said Jack Ferry, manager of media relations for Daimler Financial Services.
The company said about 180 positions are being moved from Daimler Truck Financials operations in Lisle, Ill., to Westlake, Texas, where the company already employs about 440. Daimler Financial said 35 employees from several Mercedes-Benz Financial locations around the United States also will move to Texas.
The company plans to move all its Texas employees into a new three-story, 160,000-square-foot building near Fort Worth that will have room for 800 employees.
Daimler Financial Services provides the financing that dealers need to purchase their new-car inventory and provide loans and leases to car buyers.
The August acquisition of Chrysler LLC and Chrysler Financial by New York City-based Cerberus Capital Management LP made it necessary for Chrysler Financial and Daimler Financial Services to split apart and reorganize.
The de-merger has given us the opportunity to take a clean-sheet-of-paper approach to our operations and re-engineer the way we serve our dealers and retail customers in the U.S. market, Klaus Entenmann, CEO of Daimler Financial Services Americas, said in a statement.