Goodyear Tire & Rubber to close Argentina office, move 30 to 50 jobs to Akron

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There's a report that Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plans to close an office in Argentina and move 30 to 50 jobs to Akron.

Sam DeShazior (deh-SHA'-zee-or), Akron's deputy mayor for economic development, says those are the kind of good-paying jobs the city likes.

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DeShazior tells the Akron Beacon Journal for a story Tuesday (http://bit.ly/1wBCDhz ) that the office in Buenos Aires serves as a design hub in Latin America. He says the operation will be shifted to Akron in 2015.

DeShazior said Goodyear leaders shared the news with city officials Monday.

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Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com