http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/600-layoffs-coming-to-carrier-plant-trump-claimed-to-save-last-year/article/2626836Six hundred employees at an Indiana plant that President Trump claimed to save at the end of 2016 are expecting to be laid off soon, according to a new report.
CNBC reports Carrier's plant in Indianapolis is scheduled to lay off about 600 workers by the end of the year. That plant was the centerpiece of a deal touted by Trump in December 2016.
Before taking office Trump unveiled a deal with Carrier, a division of United Technologies Corp., which guaranteed that Carrier would continue to employ 1,069 workers for 10 years in exchange for $7 million in incentives.
However, union officials said they've received notice that 338 layoffs will take place on July 20 and 290 more employees will be laid off on Dec. 22, just before Christmas.
Another source stated that the $7M incentive was put towards automation, as in robots, not employees. There is also rumor that Carrier will be cutting another 300-600 jobs in 2018. In other news, Ford is moving a factory for the Focus they wanted in Mexico to China. Though this is mostly due to tariffs.