Some Carrier jobs Trump ‘saved’ to be replaced with automation
Once again, we find out how much more of a sham was the Carrier deal.
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.”