Gulf States Toyota will eliminate 83 jobs at its vehicle- processing center in Houston later this year, according to a notice the company sent to the Texas Workforce Commission.
The company cited a change in "business objectives" and accessory product offerings for the 2014 model year as the reasons for the job cuts scheduled to begin Nov. 18, according to the notice.
The human resource manager referred questions to the company's legal department, which did not return a request for comment.
According to Gulf States' website, every new Toyota sold in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Oklahoma passes through its vehicle- processing center on East Hardy Road before they're shipped to dealerships in the five-state region.
That represents more than 250,000 vehicles each year, which makes Gulf States one of the world's largest distributors of Toyota vehicles, according to the website.
It's also Houston's biggest privately held company based on 2012 revenue, according to the Houston Chronicle 100 survey published in June. The company reported revenue of $6.9 billion.
Earlier this year, Gulf States reported that it has 2,000 employees, including 1,930 in the Houston area. It was founded in 1969.
All the Toyota parts sold in the five-state region also are supplied by Gulf States' distribution center.