Carrier announces timeline for eliminating Indianapolis jobs

338 jobs cut by July 20; another 290 people will be out of work by Dec. 22.

May 23, 2017   by ASSOCIATED PRESS

INDIANAPOLIS — Carrier Corp. is releasing a timeline for eliminating 632 jobs at the company’s Indianapolis factory – work that will be outsourced to Mexico.

Company officials said in a letter 338 jobs would be cut by July 20. Another 290 will be out of work by Dec. 22.

United Steelworkers Local 1999 Vice-President Robert James says it’s “cold” to put people out of work just days before Christmas.

President Donald Trump made the plight of 1,400 Carrier workers a major campaign theme. Under pressure from Trump, Carrier announced last November that it would keep some operations in Indianapolis, sparing about 800 workers.

The company is also closing a sister plant in Huntington.

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