Diberitakan oleh beberapa media barat bahwa pabrik motor Amerika Harley Davidson akan memecat karyawannya. Contoh beritanya:
Harley Davidson to layoff 118 employees from York plant
Harley-Davidson will layoff 118 workers at its Vehicle Operations plant in Springettsbury Township. The layoffs will begin June 23rd and be completed by the end of July.
Dikatakan bahwa yang dipecat adalah 118 karyawan di pabrik Springettsbury Township. Pemecatan akan dimulai 23 Juni hingga akhir Juli.
Sementara itu router menyebutkan bahwa justru di pabrik lain akan ada lowongan 118 karyawan juga:
Harley Davidson will shift production, lay off 118 Pennsylvania workers
Harley-Davidson told employees on Thursday it will cut about 118 positions in York and add 118 positions in its Kansas City plant, spokeswoman Katie Whitmore said.
Dikatakan bahwa karyawan sudah berkurang banyak selama satu dekade terakhir, dari 2000 orang menjadi 800 orang:
Job outlook for laid-off Harley-Davidson employees
Since the company announced its latest round of layoffs, the number of York County Harley-Davidson employees in the last ten years will have dropped from about 2,000 to 800.
Keuntungan Harley Davidson dikatakan berkurang banyak:
Harley-Davidson Earnings Fall Amid Slow Sales, Reduced Shipments
Harley-Davidson this week reported declines in sales and earnings for first quarter of the year.
The Milwaukee motorcycle maker said that earnings slid from $1.36 per share in the first quarter of 2015 to $1.05 per share in the first three months of this year — a drop of nearly 23 percent. Retail sales fell 4.2 percent worldwide over that span; in the U.S. — home to the majority of purchases — sales declined by 5.7 percent but the company increased its market share among heavier motorcycles. In addition, the company reported revenue of $1.5 billion and net income of $186.4 million, down from $1.75 billion and $250.5 million, respectively, in the first quarter of last year.
Alasan pemecatan katanya adalah kompetisi yang berat dari misalnya Honda dan Polaris.
Demand for Harley’s motorcycles in the United States has slowed as its loyal baby boomer demographic ages and rivals such as Indian motorcycle-maker Polaris Industries Inc (PII.N) and Japan’s Honda Motor Co Ltd (7267.T) offer competitive discounts.
Tapi anehnya polaris justru di tahun ini mengumumkan menghentikan penjualan merek Victory:
Victory Motorcycle Important Announcement
POLARIS INDUSTRIES TO WIND DOWN VICTORY MOTORCYCLES OPERATIONS STRENGTHENING ITS POSITION IN THE POWERSPORTS INDUSTRY
MINNEAPOLIS (January 9, 2017) — Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced it will immediately begin winding down its Victory Motorcycles brand and related operations. Polaris will assist dealers in liquidating existing inventories while continuing to supply parts for a period of 10 years, along with providing service and warranty coverage to Victory dealers and owners. Today’s announcement does not affect any other Polaris business units.
contoh motor Victory:
contoh merek lain buatan Polaris, Indian: