Indianapolis News and Headlines


Carrier workers learn layoffs may come in two waves

Posted at 5:19 PM, Mar 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-02 17:42:46-05

INDIANAPOLIS – Carrier workers facing job loss at the Indianapolis west side plant learned Wednesday that layoffs may occur during two different time periods.

Those 550 employees learned the layoff period may happen in August 2017 and December – January, respectively.

On Friday, employees impacted by the move learned they were able to apply for voluntary separation. They have until March 6 to apply for the program. 

RELATEDCarrier workers learn they can apply for voluntary separation

Employees who are eligible must confirm their participation in writing by April 6 and that decision cannot be reversed.

Carrier officials announced in February that 1,400 jobs would move to Mexico, but a deal with made between the company and then-GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump and then-Governor Mike Pence saved nearly 800 of those jobs.

FULL CARRIER COVERAGEDOCUMENTARY SERIES: Moving to Mexico with 1,400 of Indy's lost jobs Jilted workers get first look at Carrier's offer | TIMELINE: Carrier to ship 1,400 jobs from Indiana to Mexico | Trump made money off of Carrier in 2015 | Carrier president: More growth expected in '16 | Ex-Carrier employee sentenced for embezzlement | Carrier pay in Mexico questioned | Carrier refutes offer of $5.85/hour for workers to stay in Indy | Coats, Donnelly have 'disappointing' meeting with Carrier execs |  Sen. Donnelly: Carrier never cited federal regulations as reason for move | Union president: 'We're not going away quietly' | Carrier employees protest move at statehouse | Pence on Carrier meeting: 'I don't want to create any false hope for people' Moving to Mexico: What you need to know about Monterrey, Mexico  | Moving to Mexico: On the ground in Monterrey, Mexico, where Carrier is moving  Trump weights in on Carrier relocation to Mexico  | Carrier: Company did not receive $5M in federal stimulus funds  | President of United Steelworkers Union: No hope of saving 1,400 jobs  | Carrier employees, local businesses reel after announcement of move to Mexico  | WATCH: Employees react to news that Carrier is moving from Indy to Mexico