Business

Even More Companies Delaying Plans to Offshore Jobs

At least eight companies have indicated that the President Elect's campaign promises have driven their decision to delay or cancel plans to move jobs to other countries.

Merven McIntyre

3 minute read

The list of companies that are known to be putting offshoring plans on hold in response to President Elect Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric has grown to eight in the last week. Trump’s threats that companies moving jobs out of the U.S. will face “consequences” are having an effect even before he takes office in January. One week ago, sources at United Production Technologies shared that plans to move 350 manufacturing jobs to Monterrey, Mexico, have been put on hold until Trump’s abilities to act against offshoring companies become clearer.

UPT Akron Layoffs Postponed

A source at United Production Technologies cites Trump's campaign promise to renegotiate NAFTA in decision to delay job relocations

Merven McIntyre

2 minute read

AKRON, Ohio – Plans to relocate 350 manufacturing jobs from United Production Technologies’ Akron plant have been delayed as a precautionary measure ahead of the incoming Trump administration, according to unnamed sources at UPT. The layoffs, announced in May, would move production of several products used primarily by auto manufacturers to a facility in Monterrey, Mexico. The new location is largely complete, with layoffs in Akron expected to begin in mid-Janary and continuing through April.

Salesperson Claims Pay Threatened Over Choice of Holiday Greeting

Retail outlet reportedly threatened witholding bonus for employees who say Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays

Merven McIntyre

3 minute read

CHICAGO – High end clothing salesperson Elizabeth Garner is complaining unfair treatment by her employer, Modern Apparel, based on her preferred choice of holiday greeting for customers coming into the store. According to the lawsuit filed on behalf of Garner on Wednesday, her manager at the chic, downtown outlet instructed all salespeople to use a non-specific holiday greeting for customers coming into the store, with end-of-year bonuses being reduced or even witheld for employees who do not comply.