Harley-Davidson Adding 260 More Temporary Workers At Menomonee Falls And Tomahawk Plants

HDPowertrainAfter announcing last week that 400 part time workers were recruited at its York Vehicle Operations in Pennsylvania, Harley-Davidson is now announcing the hiring of 260 more temporary workers at its Menomonee Falls, and Tomahawk plants, both in Wisconsin. The Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer has already hired 100 temporary production workers who will start in January at its Menomonee Falls powertrain facility. They will work through June. The company has hired 100 temps in Tomahawk and is still looking for another 60 workers who will be kept on for 10 months. That location manufactures windshields, composites and plastic parts. To apply, you can request to be contacted by going to: request to be contacted through Harley-Davidson Flexible Workforce.

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16 Responses to “Harley-Davidson Adding 260 More Temporary Workers At Menomonee Falls And Tomahawk Plants”


  1. 1 Samual Nov 19th, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Today’s businesses require flexibility, even if you don’t like it.

  2. 2 BobS Nov 19th, 2013 at 10:45 am

    The Tomahawk plant manufactures windshields, composites, and plastic parts? WTF, I thought Harley’s were all steel! Might as well buy a Victory eh? Lol.

  3. 3 richard Nov 19th, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Here we go again. All the “experts” sounding off about the evil HD company. It appears to me most of them are “legends in their own minds” who profess to know everything about everything…

  4. 4 Terence Tory Nov 19th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Temporary workers are known for their devotion and meticulous attention to detail.I can’t wait for the special run of AMF replicas for eager buyers to relive the back in the days glory.I don’t think all is well in the T shirt Magic Kingdom.

  5. 5 tommy Nov 19th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    GOOD!! Rather see 400 temporary workers than none at all!

  6. 6 olgraybeard Nov 19th, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Anything to do with the new 750 and 500cc bikes

  7. 7 Woody's Nov 19th, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Some folks will always be the dumbest smart guy in the room. With 29 years in medium and heavy industry, union and open shops, I can say there’s a lot of new guys who do a better job than the high seniority ones that are just phoning it in. There’s always variables and a newbie’s mistake can kill quality (and us) just as fast as a veteran’s indifference. Quite often in tight union shops there’s an entire upper layer of high seniority workers that are kept despite their skill & perfomance level, while a bunch of newbies are busting butt to make up the difference.

  8. 8 BobS Nov 19th, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Regardless of the other variables, anyone who thinks that permanent workers being replaced with temps at an already profitable company is a good thing…keep that in mind when your job is replaced with a temp one offering half the pay and no benefits.

  9. 9 Terence Tory Nov 20th, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Woody’s,stereotyping never does any harm about lazy union guys,its a gift that is always giving.The quality and reliability of workers is a quality control issue that should cover every one on duty,and that quality control is not helped any by temporary workers “temporary” attitude.

    HIgh taxes,high wages,very strong unions,state health cover and all-pervading regulation that you would not believe in its extent does not stop Germany and Italy producing Ducati and BMW motorcycles,Porsches and other quality cars.

    Reducing labor costs and benefits is just to increase profits for shareholders at the workers expense: pure and simple.Like a snake eating it’s own tail springs to mind.

  10. 10 Sheriff Nov 20th, 2013 at 4:30 am

    H-D is an industrial product, not a lifestyle. Money makes the wheels turn. I loved the AMF retro irony above!

  11. 11 JackS Nov 20th, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Is this seasonal, or is it a sign that HD’s business is growing? Here’s hoping the work is sustainable and the workers can all go permanent.

  12. 12 thomas Nov 20th, 2013 at 8:30 am

    will I just wish they were full time employees a full time employee I think anyway ,, take more pride , in there job and the co, now maybe I’m just we living history I don’t know. it kind of strikes me similar to a person that rents or a person that owns their home….imo,,,

  13. 13 Wilhelm Nov 20th, 2013 at 8:37 am

    BobS, you nailed it.

  14. 14 Jay Horton's Private Shop Nov 20th, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Bravo BobS, you DID nail it no matter what the current paradigm states. I am living proof of exactly what you stated. Now, the next fight: our pension funds are in the sites of the corporate dogs and we’re all in trouble (Looks like our Brothers in England are at the forefront for this fight). Everyone should remember, if they can do this to one of us, they can (and will) do it to all of us.

    Best to all,

    Later Jay

  15. 15 Terence Tory Nov 20th, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    JackS,as it has been reported,H-D has resorted to temps to avoid paying full time benefits to people who work over thirty hours a week.

  16. 16 Woody's Nov 20th, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Hey Terry, I worked in a union factory for 20 years, give me credit for seeing and stating what I saw without your usual condescending sermon. I’ve still got a paid up withdrawal card, and I lived what I lived. Who are you to hide in anonymity while making personal accusations anyway?

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