The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Harley is offering financial incentives to any worker who volunteers for the permanent layoffs. The details of the financial incentives weren’t clear.
According to a press release from the Financial News Network, the pink slips will start coming whether people volunteer or not as Harley is looking to reduce its permanent work force. The Milwaukee area plant could shed nearly a quarter of its permanent workforce to free up space for temporary seasonal workers.
Harley-Davidson spokeswoman Maripat Blankenheim said that the company would wait until December 23rd before they decide to implement involuntary layoffs.