News: General Motors announces layoffs, cutting 1,300 jobs at two Michigan Plants

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General Motors announces layoffs, cutting 1,300 jobs at two Michigan Plants

350 out of the 1,400 employees at the Lansing Grand River plant will also experience layoffs as a consequence of the conclusion of Chevrolet Camaro production.
General Motors announces layoffs, cutting 1,300 jobs at two Michigan Plants

General Motors announced its plan to lay off 1,300 workers across two Michigan auto factories come early January.

According to Reuters, the automaker revealed that 945 employees at its Orion Assembly plant will be affected, following the conclusion of Chevrolet Bolt EV production. The plant is transitioning for electric truck manufacturing scheduled to commence by late 2025. The final production run for the Bolt at Orion is slated for next week.

Additionally, 350 employees out of a total of 1,400 at the Lansing Grand River plant will face layoffs due to the end of Chevrolet Camaro production. However, the facility will continue producing the Cadillac CT4 and Cadillac CT5 models. GM assured that impacted hourly workers will receive opportunities for positions at alternative factories.

The decision to postpone the production of electric pickup trucks at the Orion plant by a year will result in layoffs for all production staff at that location. Previously, GM had plans to initiate the production of the electric Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra by late 2024 at the suburban Detroit plant.

Mary Barra, GM's CEO, explained that the delay aims to incorporate engineering adjustments that would enhance the trucks' efficiency and reduce production costs, thereby ensuring a more profitable outcome.

GM, committed to discontinuing the sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035, recently abandoned its objective of manufacturing 400,000 EVs from 2022 through mid-2024.

In a related move, rival automaker Ford announced in October its temporary cut of one shift at the plant manufacturing the F-150 Lightning EV.

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