Carrier layoffs: Hundreds out of a job, a year after Trump deal

President Trump touted his deal to save jobs at a Carrier plant in Indianapolis in 2016

President Trump touted his deal to save jobs at a Carrier plant in Indianapolis in 2016

This comes a little more than a year after President Trump negotiated a deal that delayed the plant's closure and saved some of its jobs. That's down from the some 1,600 factory, office and engineering jobs at the facility when Carrier announced plans in early 2016 to move production to Mexico.

According to Carrier, about 215 people were let go, leaving about 1,100 workers at the plant.

Renee Elliott, who had worked at the Indianapolis plant for five years, told NBC News that she was disappointed to lose her job after supporting Trump.

Hundreds of workers are now unemployed, following Carrier's new round of layoffs on Thursday.

"The President was proud that he was able to help save the jobs of 1,100 Americans from being shipped to Mexico by overseeing a deal between United Technologies and the state of Indiana", White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said in a statement.

United Technologies has announced the closure of another plant in IN, as well, and an industrial bearings plant a year ago also shuttered in the state to move to Mexico, laying off 350 workers.

The latest Carrier job cuts follow the final closing in November of a 350-worker Rexnord Corp. industrial bearings factory in Indianapolis.

Carrier, owned by Hartford, Connecticut-based United Technologies Corp., once had its worldwide headquarters in Syracuse.

IN officials have approved an incentive package that includes directing $7 million in state tax breaks and grants over 10 years to Carrier toward keeping the Indianapolis factory open. The company's CEO has said that will ultimately mean fewer jobs at the factory.

Carrier employees who voted for Trump feel betrayed by the president.

Some laid-off employees are getting a college education or vocational training at carrier's expense.

"I think, without a doubt, that there's a lot more he could do so we wouldn't be losing these jobs at the rate we are", Jones said.

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