700 laid-off GM workers will get their jobs back

700 laid-off GM workers will get their jobs back

And another 180 jobs are being created at a nearby plant in Flint, Mich., for laid-off GM workers from Lansing.

General Motors (GM) said Wednesday it will create or keep 900 jobs in MI factories over the next 12 months, including some workers who were due to be laid off in May.

In addition, GM said today it will increase production at its Romulus Powertrain Plant, adding 220 new jobs.

The news also follows layoff notices filed with the state, which called for shift eliminations at the Hamtramck and Delta Township stamping plant near Lansing.

The jobs are in addition to the 7,000 jobs and $1 billion investment GM announced earlier this year. The reason: it was phasing out production of its first-generation GMC Acadia at the plant.

General Motors has announced plans at three GM facilities in MI that will keep or create 900 jobs. When the plant has fully launched the new crossovers by early 2018, GM will bring back about 500 jobs to give the company flexibility to meet market demand for the new crossovers. Those positions include more than 5,000 new salaried jobs, a significant portion of which will be in southeast MI.

The new jobs are also in addition to the 7,000 jobs and $1 billion in USA investments GM announced earlier this year.

The announcement came Wednesday as executives from GM, Ford (F) and Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) are expected to appear at an event with President Donald Trump in Detroit.

Trump has urged GM and other automakers to build more cars in the United States as part of his pledge to boost the nation's manufacturing jobs and discourage the industry from investing in Mexico.

GM has cut several shifts from vehicle plants to match supply with weakening sedan demand. The third shift is scheduled to end in May of 2017.



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