One in a Series, Apparently: Jobs Coming to North Texas From Taxifornia

Yesterday, The Orange County Register reported that a manufacturer of automotive fan clutches and transmission oil coolers is moving from California to Texas -- Grapevine and Lewisville, to be exact -- which will impact close to 100 workers, a majority of whom will be offered an opportunity to move to North Texas. This morning, the O.C. paper follows up with a related story: Real-estater CB Richard Ellis is likewise laying off 11 employees in Newport Beach and moving those jobs to the Dallas office; and, again, workers will be offered the chance to move here rather than be forced to look for work there.

This morning's Register story reminds: In February, the paper reported that out of 1,153 O.C. workers who left the county in '09 via United Van Lines, 131 came to Texas. Which prompted quite the heated discussion in the comments about how affordable Texas really is, how awful it is to live in "Taxifornia" and why oh why would you wanna live in a state without an In-N-Out?

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Robert Wilonsky
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