LEGO moving Americas headquarters, 740 jobs out of Connecticut
Officials with LEGO Group announced Tuesday that the company has selected Boston for its future head office in North America, moving the current headquarters out of Enfield.
Plans call for Lego to relocate from its current office from Connecticut by the end of 2026. The company employs about 2,600 people in the United States, including about 740 full-time employees in Enfield, according to a statement. The Enfield-based jobs will be moved to Boston and employees are being offered relocation assistance.
"We're grateful for our fantastic team and the support we've received in Connecticut over the past 50 years," said Skip Kodak, president of LEGO Group in the Americas. "This has allowed us to build a successful business and inspire millions of children. We wanted to give our people plenty of time to plan their futures, so will implement a gradual transition over the next few years."
Kodak said employees will work across two sites in the interim, the existing Enfield office in and the company's Education office in Boston's Back Bay, which is where new headquarters will be located.
Those workers who choose not to relocate will receive financial support and job placement assistance to transition to new opportunities outside the company.
Boston was chosen as the headquarters because it "is ranked one of the best cities in the world to attract and retain talent. This, along with its world-class academic institutions, skilled workforce and great quality of life makes it an ideal location for our US head office. We have exciting plans for the next phase of growth and hope we can retain many of our current team, as well as attract new colleagues," Kodak continued.