Layoffs begin at Carrier plant that drew Trump's criticism

By the Associated Press via the Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

Jul 20, 2017

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More than 300 Carrier Corp. workers were being laid off Thursday from the company's Indianapolis factory. Carrier announced in February 2016 that it would close the Indianapolis plant and cut about 1,400 production jobs in a move expected to save $65 million annually by moving furnace production to Mexico.

Trump repeatedly criticized Carrier's Mexico outsourcing plan. Weeks after Trump won the election, Carrier announced an agreement brokered by the president-elect to spare about 800 jobs in Indianapolis, where the company has pledged to keep nearly 1,100 jobs.

But some 600 jobs are still being eliminated by the outsourcing.

Read the full story at startribune.com.

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