Carrier Corp. says it will begin the layoff process for more than 630 employees in Indianapolis this summer. The layoffs are coming despite the company’s commitment to keep more than 1,000 jobs in the city, 800 of which were previously slated to be outsourced to Mexico.
In a notice to the state, Carrier says the employees are part of its fan coil production operations, which is being relocated to Mexico. The affected positions were never included in the deal orchestrated by President Donald Trump in late November. The company says the layoffs are expected to be permanent.
"This action follows a thorough evaluation of our manufacturing operations and is intended to address the challenges the business faces in a rapidly changing industry," Carrier said in the notice.
The layoffs are expected to begin July 20 with 338 employees losing their jobs. Four more are slated to be let go on October 1, followed by 290 layoffs on December 22.
United Steelworkers Local 1999 said in December more than 500 jobs would still move to Mexico even after Carrier agreed to invest $16 million into the Indianapolis facility. In March, the Indiana Economic Development Corp. approved $7 million in incentives for Carrier as a result of the investment.
You can read Carrier’s WARN notice below: