Now the details of the 1100… no the 1000… no, the 800 jobs Trump paid millions to keep in America are coming out. The company is now saying that some of those 800 jobs will be lost to automation.
Carrier will eventually lose some of the 800 jobs President-elect Donald Trump fought to save at the air conditioning and heater manufacturer’s Indianapolis plant, according to a new report.
United Technologies, Carrier’s corporate parent, is admitting its $16 million investment in the facility may ultimately replace some jobs with automation, CNBC said Friday.
“We’re going to…automate to drive the cost down so that we can continue to be competitive,” United Technologies CEO Greg Hayes said in a CNBC interview earlier this week. “Is it as cheap as moving to Mexico with lower cost labor? No.
“But we will make that plant competitive just because we’ll make the capital investments there. But what that ultimately means is there will be fewer jobs.”