Indianapolis receives $355,000 grant to help Carrier workers affected by closure
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The City of Indianapolis received a $355,000 grant to help the 1,400 Carrier workers who will lose their jobs when the plant closes and moves to Mexico.
The grant is from the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Agency (EDA), and it will be used to support Indianapolis economic initiatives and hire a recovery coordinator for the city.
“This federal grant will help hard-working Hoosiers find new employment opportunities, including those workers harmed by Carrier’s decision to ship Hoosier jobs to Mexico,” said Senator Donnelly, who wrote a letter supporting the city’s grant application. “I was proud to support this effort to bring important, much-needed resources to Hoosier workers and attract new businesses to Indianapolis, helping local families and our community.”
Carrier announced in February that it was moving its manufacturing operations in Indiana to Mexico, and as a result more than 1,400 people would lose their job by the year 2019.