WATCH: 1,400 Indiana Workers Learn Their Jobs Are Going to Mexico
A new video shows hundreds of Indiana workers being told by a company representative that their jobs will be moved to Mexico.
Carrier Corp. announced this week that it will close down a plant in Indianapolis in favor of opening a facility in Mexico.
The move by the heating and cooling company will mean 1,400 of its employees will lose their jobs over the next three years.
The footage (above) of employees learning the news was posted on YouTube yesterday.
"The best way to stay competitive and protect the business long-term is to move production from our facility in Indianapolis to Monterrey, Mexico," a company spokesman is heard saying.
"This is strictly a business decision," he continued, as some of the workers expressed their anger.
Meantime, the Indy Star reports that another Indiana plant in Huntington, operated by United Technologies Electronic Controls, will also move to Mexico, eliminating 700 jobs by 2018.
Both companies are units of United Technologies Corp., based in Connecticut.