General Motors announced plans today to add or retain up to 900 Michigan jobs. The announce includes 220 new jobs, while the remaining 680 are retained or reallocated from other GM facilities.
The announcement is impacting three GM facilities in Michigan. The 220 new jobs will fill slots at the company’s Romulus, Michigan powertrain plant to support production of GM’s new 10-speed automatic transmission. GM will also relocate 180 employees from the company’s Lansing Delta Township assembly plant to its Flint Assembly Plant to support production of the company’s HD trucks.
Lastly the company is allegedly retaining 500 employees at Lansing Delta Township to support production of the 2018 Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse. Despite it’s “retention” claim, GM is still laying off a reported 1,100 employees at that plant as production of the GMC Acadia has moved to its Spring Hill, Tennessee plant.
GM is saying 500 of the laid off employees will be asked to return once production of the 2018 crossovers commences. Between the 500 that will be recalled and the 180 offered jobs at Flint, the net job loss at Lansing Delta Township will rest at 420.
Today’s announcement is in addition to a recent announcement that included roughly 7,000 new or retained jobs as part of a $10 billion investment.