GM to begin US layoff notices as it offers job transfers

  • Bizline

Dec 16, 2018-

General Motors Co on Friday said it is beginning to send formal notices to US government agencies of its plan to end production at auto plants and cut thousands of jobs as it shrinks passenger car production in North America. The largest US automaker said 2,800 hourly active US workers at four American plants that will end production next year are eligible for new jobs at other plants. GM said it currently has 2,700 current open positions at seven plants in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee and Texas, with about 1,000 of those open jobs at an assembly plant in Flint, Michigan. GM said more than 1,100 US employees at plants losing production have already volunteered to transfer to other GM US plants, while 1,200 are eligible to retire. With normal attrition rates, a GM spokesman said the company is confident that all affected hourly workers will be eligible for another job if willing to move to another plant. GM said many salaried employees at plants losing production “will have opportunities at other GM locations.” The formal layoff notices will begin going to government agencies on Friday and will continue into 2019, GM said. (REUTERS)

Published: 16-12-2018 09:02

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