Harley-Davidson’s decision to close its Kansas City plant and add jobs in York County is drawing criticism in a new Vox report.
The news and opinion website is taking issue with the company accepting a tax break, cutting 350 jobs and then giving money to shareholders.
As previously announced, Harley-Davidson is slashing 800 jobs when it closes its Kansas City plant by fall 2019. Some 450 full-time, casual and contractor positions will be added at the Springettsbury Township facility in York County, yielding a loss of 350 jobs overall.
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Days after Harley-Davidson announced the plant closure and cuts, the company announced a $696 million dividend increase and stock buyback plan.
That was after the company revealed plans to open a plant in Thailand and took a corporate tax cut from 35 percent to 21 percent.
The Vox report looks at all of that. Read the full report here.