Harley cuts 125 positions, outsources work
MILWAUKEE - More than 100 Harley-Davidson workers have been told their jobs are not part of the company's new business organization plan.
125 workers, including 83 based here in Milwaukee, have been told they are losing their jobs.
Harley's new business model has the company outsourcing information technology work to a company based in India, Infosys, that will operate a location in Milwaukee.
"The company is looking at all areas where efficiencies can be gained, and also how we can transform into a company that is better equipped to be around for the next 110 years, frankly," said Harley spokeswoman Maripat Blankenheim to Newsradio 620 WTMJ's Jodi Becker.
She says Harley-Davidson has created 68 service delivery management positions as a part of the restructuring, and the workers can apply for those jobs.
Infosys will open an office locally as part of the outsourcing and hire 71 people to handle the Harley workload.