Harman International to layoff 125 people in Elkhart

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About 125 people will be laid off when Harman International moves its operations to California and Mexico in the next year.

The company told its employees on Thursday that the manufacturing and other warehouse activities will be moving to Moreno Valley, Calif., and Tijuana, Mexico, according to our news partners The Elkhart Truth. Up to 175 employees will remain at the facility in Elkhart.

The layoffs will happen in phases through June 2017. Employees who lose their jobs will get job search services, counseling and other added benefits.

Approximately 175 employees will continue on at the site, which will include the company’s electronics research and development team, North American sales office, marketing, customer service, technical support and key corporate leadership functions.

Harman makes audio-visual equipment. Company sales were $1.6 billion in the third quarter of fiscal year 2016, an 11 percent increase.

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