Honda hiring restrictions puts lawmakers in the red

Honda has created a bit of a PR problem for itself by instituting geographic hiring restrictions for 2,000 jobs at its new factory in Greensburg,...

Honda has created a bit of a PR problem for itself by instituting geographic hiring restrictions for 2,000 jobs at its new factory in Greensburg, IN. The automaker has come under fire from state lawmakers representing areas excluded from the application pool, the AP reports .

This summer Honda said it was going to look for workers living within a 20-county area around the factory located in the southeastern part of the state. This excludes Madison and Delaware counties, which include the cities of Anderson and Muncie -- the site of many auto industry plant closings in recent years.

As a result, five Democratic legislators have sent a letter to the Indiana Economic Development Corp. stating they "disapproved of using state incentives to attract a company that limits its hiring to a portion of Indiana."

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