PLANO, Texas -- Most of Toyota’s employees at its headquarters in Southern California will make the move to its new North Texas campus next year in a sign that the company has succeeded in its quest for high retention rates, a top executive said.
“Thus far it’s two-thirds to 70 percent, which for us is a great number,” said Jim Lentz, chief executive for Toyota Motor North America. “We’re very happy with that number because it allows us to ensure that our culture continues, which is very, very important to us.”
In raw numbers, Lentz said Thursday that about 3,000 employees from the company’s headquarters in Torrance, Calif., and from smaller operations in Kentucky and New York will relocate. Only a small number of people have yet to decide.