Always read the fine print.
The Carrier plant in Indianapolis announced late last year that they had “reached a deal with President-elect Trump and VP-elect Pence to keep close to 1,000 jobs in Indy.”
Celebrations were in order – they would not be closing the plant and moving to Mexico after all.
Later the news came out that 300 engineering and administrative jobs were never scheduled to be moved to Mexico anyway, which brought the number of “saved” jobs down considerably.
However, Carrier will still be cutting about 600 workers, with the first layoffs beginning next month.
Layoffs scheduled to occur on July 20 will affect 338 workers, with another 290 to be let go on December 22.
Additionally, as noted by The Hill, Carrier promised to invest $16 million in more automation of their factory, which will in turn eventually result in fewer jobs.
We are pleased to have reached a deal with President-elect Trump & VP-elect Pence to keep close to 1,000 jobs in Indy. More details soon.
— Carrier (@Carrier) November 30, 2016
Big day on Thursday for Indiana and the great workers of that wonderful state.We will keep our companies and jobs in the U.S. Thanks Carrier
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2016
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