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GM Sends Layoff Notices To 1,300 Michigan Workers

GM Sends Layoff Notices To 1,300 Michigan Workers

General Motors has informed the state of Michigan of plans to layoff 1,300 workers from the company’s Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant, according to reports. The company will be eliminating the second shift of production in March at the plant as consumer demands shift away from cars to crossovers and SUVs.

This announcement comes the same day that GM announced plans to idle five assembly plants in January to balance inventory with demand. It also comes in addition to 2,000 additional layoffs the company has planned due to the elimination of the third shift at the Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan and the Lordstown, Ohio plant.

According to information obtained by Bloomberg the elimination of the second shift at Hamtramck will result in job losses for 493 regular production employees, 638 temporary workers, and others covered by United Auto Workers. About 30 salaried workers will transfer to other plants.

All of GM’s recent production shifts are associated with car production as consumers shift away from compact and midsize sedans in favor of crossovers and SUVs.

Detroit-Hamtramck produces the Chevrolet Impala and Volt, Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac CT6 sedans.





 

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