Carrier is going to keep 1,000 jobs in Indiana, as confirmed by the company after striking a deal with Donald Trump. They will not be sending jobs to Mexico as originally planned.
Donald Trump may have been keeping away from the public eye since he became President-Elect. But he proved today that he is not wasting time.
Trump Announcement Today: Carrier To Retain 1000 Jobs In Indiana
Even though he still has a few weeks before he is sworn in as the new POTUS, his administration has already started delivering on certain promises. One of the biggest claims Trump made during his campaign is to keep American jobs from getting outsourced into the rest of the world.
Proving he can walk the talk, Donald Trump managed to convince Carrier to retain 1,000 jobs in Indianapolis.
Carrier Corp., one of the country’s major manufacturing companies, announced in February this year that it would be shutting down its Indianapolis factory and lay off 1,400 employees. The jobs would be sent to Mexico instead.
This was part of Carrier’s trimming down process, which it has already started to prepare for. However, the Trump administration reached out to the company to strike a deal, compelling the latter to stay put.
According to CNBC, Mike Pence had a big hand to play in seeing the deal through.
“We are pleased to have reached a deal with President-elect Trump & VP-elect Pence to keep close to 1,000 jobs in Indy. More details soon,” tweeted Carrier.
Trump Announcement Today: Donald Trump’s Biggest Victory
However, until more details are released, some of the terms of the deal remain foggy.
For instance, what happens to the remaining 400 workers employed in the west-side facility of the company?
“If they’re saying they’re going to retain 1,000 jobs, that would mean 400 are going away,” said Chuck Jones, union president of United Steelworkers Local 1999, reported IndyStar.
There is also the matter of salary negotiations. It was earlier mentioned that the workers will work at a reduced salary of $3/hour after getting shifted to Mexico. Will a similar deal hold true, now that they get to stay in the U.S.?
Also, some state incentives are reportedly part of the deal, but what those incentives are still remain unknown.
Regardless, the above-mentioned deal is so far the biggest victory for Donald Trump and his team post-elections. Especially at a time when people are getting more interested in Jill Stein’s Recount 2016 plans than Donald Trump’s approaching Presidency. This may help in redirecting attention back to the man of the hour.