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Trump administration, Carrier reach deal to keep nearly 1,000 jobs in US

Posted: 7:23 PM, Nov 29, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-29 20:23:47-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Carrier and President-elect Donald Trump's incoming have reached a deal to keep close to a majority of their jobs at a factory in Indiana. 

Carrier announced Tuesday evening that they had reached a deal to keep nearly 1,000 of their 1,400 jobs in Indianapolis. 

Trump and Pence are both expected to visit Indianapolis on Thursday to announce the terms surrounding their deal with Carrier. 

Reports surfaced earlier this week that Carrier and the Trump administration were in negotiations but the information about those negotiations was never confirmed. 

There has been mounting pressure on the new administration to announce something on Carrier jobs leaving Indianapolis, after Trump tweeted that he's working on getting Carrier to stay in Indiana.

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In a follow-up tweet, Carrier said it has had "discussions" with the incoming administration.

The 1,400 people at the Carrier plant have been waiting on this news. Layoffs were expected to begin next year.

The jobs were set to go to Carrier's plant in Monterrey, Mexico. 

Carrier isn't the only Indianapolis company that was planning to move its jobs to Mexico. Rexnord Bearing will be moving some of its employees to Monterrey. Rexnord makes ball bearings and roller bearings.

Trump made frequent references to Carrier while campaigning for president, saying Carrier would "pay a damn tax."

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He said that if he were president, Carrier wouldn't be leaving in the first place. He's said Carrier would pay a 35 percent tax on imports to the United States.

"I will call the head of Carrier and I will say, I hope you enjoy your new building," Trump said. "I hope you enjoy Mexico. Here's the story, folks: Every single air conditioning unit that you build and send across our border – you're going to pay a 35 percent tax on that unit."