Carrier workers asked to stay on the job longer; layoffs delayed to January

INDIANAPOLIS – More than 200 Carrier employees who were expecting to lose their jobs by Christmas, have recently been asked to stay with the company for a longer period. 

As some workers adjust to the change, the next wave of layoffs is expected January 11, and will impact 215 employees – which is less than the initial 281 expected.

Carrier officials said business demands are a reason for the change in layoffs.

To keep jobs in Indiana, the state will give the company $7 million over the next 10 years as long as it employs more than 1,000 people over the next decade.

Carrier officials released a statement in regards to those employees who had new jobs lined up before the layoff change, and don’t want to lose their severance.

“We understand that some employees may have planned ahead and secured employment or full-time education based on the original December 22 separation date. If so, we will work with them on a case-by-case basis to ensure they receive their benefits and are able to move forward as planned.”

Carrier announced in February that 1,400 jobs from their west-side manufacturing plant would be moving to Monterrey. A video of the announcement went viral, triggering outrage from as high up as President Donald Trump, who brokered a deal to save hundreds of those jobs. The company also became the focus of multiple Call 6 Investigations, prompting special reports. You can find all of those stories here.

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